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Short Titles as Introduced

Ensuring Patient Access to Healthcare Records Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to provide that information held by health care clearinghouses is subject to privacy protections that are equivalent to the protections that apply to information held by other types of covered entities under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/17/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
03/29/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
03/18/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/17/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]* 03/17/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce03/17/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/18/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/17/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health03/29/2016 Referred to

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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.