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Summary:

Legislature declares intent of PAHRA is to establish procedures for providing access to health care records by patients.

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A patient who has suffered a violation of Health & Safety Code 123110 may bring an action against the health care provider to enforce access to his patient records

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This chapter does not require a health care provider to permit access to alcohol and drug abuse records that is prohibited by federal and other laws. Records subject to those laws are subject to this chapter to the extent that disclosure is permitted. This chapter does not require a health care provider to allow access of records of communicable disease carriers that is prohibited by law to protect confidentiality.

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A health care provider may prepare a summary of the patient record in accordance with this section rather than allowing access to the entire record.

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A health care provider may prepare a summary of the record for inspection rather than allowing access to the entire record, as long as the summary of the record is available to the patient within 10 working days from the date of the patient's request.

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In the event that a health care professional arranges for the provision of test results by Internet posting or other electronic manner ... access to clinical laboratory test results shall be restricted by the use of a secure personal identification number.

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Use of electronic recordkeeping to store patient records shall ensure safety and integrity of the records at least to the extent of hard copy records. Upon request, access to electronically stored patient records shall be made available to the Division of Licensing and Certification staff. Policies and procedures should be developed to include safeguards for confidentiality of electronically stored patient health records

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A representative of a minor can be denied access to the minor's patient records where: 1) the patient records pertain to health care of a type for which the minor is lawfully authorized to consent to; or 2) the health care provider determines that granting access may have a detrimental effect on her professional relationship with the minor, the minor’s physical safety or the minor's psychological well-being.

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(b) Mental health records: patient records or portions of it relating to evaluation or treatment of a mental disorder, including alcohol and drug abuse records; and (d) Patient records: records maintained by a health care provider relating to health history, diagnosis, or condition of a patient or relating to treatment.

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Except as per 123115 and 123120, patients, minor patients authorized to consent to medical treatment, and any patient representatives shall be entitled to inspect patient records upon written request and payment of clerical costs. Such persons shall also be entitled to copies of patient records. Health care providers are prohibited from withholding patient records because of unpaid bills.

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