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Use and disclosure of electronic health information – N.M. Stat. Ann. §24-14B-6

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No provider, hospital or health care group can disclose health information contained in an individual’s electronic health record to another person without the individual’s consent.  However, demographic information and information about the location of the person’s electronic medical record can be disclosed to a record locator service, except if the provider or health care center using the record locator service also participates in a health insurance exchange.  The statute explicitly carves out an exception for disclosure of information to a provider treating a patient in a life threatening situation. 

A record locator service must maintain a log of activity that includes who is accessing the information, what was obtained, and from what location.

Current as of June 2015