Jim Philips is the attorney for Karen Munstrom. Karen is filing suit against Howard Doe in a domestic dispute. Jim Philips sends Memorial Hospital an original authorization that is signed and dated by Karen Munstrom. The authorization, addressed to your hospital, includes the dates of the records requested. The authorization does not state the type or subject of the information to be disclosed. The records of Ms. Munstrom are related to a stay for alcohol rehabilitation.
Would you release the record in question? Yes.
Mr. Phillips, this is Ms. Daniels from Memorial Hospital. I am calling to confirm that the request for the medical records for Ms. Munstrom has …show more content…
(Risk Management, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information Management)
Judy is 21 years old. She wants a copy of her medical records from Clarkston Hospital, including records from when she was 16 years old. She comes to the department, shows identification, signs an authorization, and wants to wait for the copies to be prepared.
Would you release the information in question? Yes,
The Privacy Rule provides the patient the right to receive copies of their medical records. A reasonable fee may be charged for copies and or mailing of the records. (Your Medical Records)
Why, or why not, and how would you proceed?
I would provide the patient with an authorization form and request that she fill it out completely.
I would request a valid ID
I would ask the patient the reason she needs the records; that would help determine which records would be of use for her particular request.
I would determine if the request was of an urgent nature
If not urgent, I would advise the patient that she should allow at least 5 days for her request to be filled due to the fact that request are completed in the order that they are received. (How to Request your Medical Records)
You are the office manager for Dr. Johnson, a psychiatrist in Anywhere, USA. Ralph Smithers comes to your office requesting the medical records of his wife, Mildred. He does not have an authorization, but states that they are needed for Dr. Helms, and she is at work, so she