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HHS Releases Final Rule Amending CLIA and HIPAA

On February 3, 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a final rule amending the Clinical Laboratory Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and HIPAA. The final rule permits laboratories to, upon a patient's request, give the patient or his/her designee access to completed lab results. This expands patient's access to their medical information, as they can now get lab results from a physician or directly from the lab. 

The final rule is available here (