H.R.4805 - Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 03/17/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/29/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4805 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/17/2016)
Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act of 2016
This bill amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to allow a health care clearinghouse to use and disclose protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The uses and disclosures include for: (1) research purposes, (2) public health purposes, and (3) releasing protected health information to individuals that request their information.
Additionally, a clearinghouse may use and disclose protected health information to prepare and distribute reports that are designed to improve healthcare, subject to certain privacy protections.