Module 3: Patient Rights

A patient has the right to:

  • Consent or refuse the collection, use & disclosure of their personal health information (PHI). Refusal is subject to legal exceptions, such as a warrant or a subpoena.
  • Access their PHI at any time.
  • Request changes to information they feel is inaccurate.
  • Know who accesses and uses their PHI. The patient may request an audit.
  • Know to whom their PHI has been disclosed.
  • Challenge the hospital's compliance with Privacy laws.

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