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Transfer and amendment of information - R.I. Gen. Laws Ann. § 5-37.3-5

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A third party may transfer a patient’s confidential health care information to a designated physician upon the occurrence of an event that adversely affects the patient based on their health information (e.g. denial of an insurance application or benefit claim). Upon receipt, the designated physician may disclose the information to the person that requested the transfer if doing so is in the best interests of the patient.

Patients may access and inspect confidential health care information held by third parties and may request that a third party amend their information. A third party must forward an amendment request to the designated health care provider who will verify and make the amendment. Third parties may not amend confidential health care information absent a court order. Patients may file a statement regarding the correctness or relevance of information in their record that will accompany future disclosures of their information. Finally, persons may seek a court order to modify their confidential health information upon a third party’s “unreasonable refusal” to amend their record.


Current as of June 2015