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H.40

Introduced by   Representatives Shand of Weathersfield, Botzow of Pownal, Emmons of Springfield, Johnson of South Hero, Martin of Springfield and Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; clinical laboratories; protected health information; access

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to require clinical laboratories to release testing results to patients who submit a valid authorization requesting the release of protected health information.

AN ACT RELATING TO ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION MAINTAINED BY A CLINICAL LABORATORY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  18 V.S.A. § 511 is added to read:

§ 511.  CLINICAL LABORATORIES; ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH

            INFORMATION

A laboratory subject to the Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments of 1988, 42 U.S.C. § 263a, shall provide individuals access to protected health information requested pursuant to a valid authorization under 45 C.F.R. § 164.508.



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