Renown Health Policies & Procedures
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Current Version Effective Date :
8 / 16 / 17
Creation Date : 1 / 30 / 15 Title : Patient Right to Request an Amendment Revision History : Type :
Privacy Number : RENOWN . CCD . 740 Author ( s ):
Melinda Montoya , Renown Health VP Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Renown Health VP Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
6 / 30 / 2016 1 / 30 / 2015 00 / 00 / 00 00 / 00 / 00 00 / 00 / 00 00 / 00 / 00
Supersedes : RENOWN . CCD . 765
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Policy Statement :
An individual has the right to have Renown Health amend protected health information or a record about the individual in a designated record set ( DRS ) for as long as the protected health information is maintained in the designated record set ..
An individual must make a request for an amendment in writing . All requests must be submitted on the Request for Amendment or Patient Rights Request form and provide a reason to support the requested amendment . All requests shall be directed to the appropriate staff that manages and documents these HIPAA related processes .
Patients have the right to request that Renown Health amend their PHI contained within the designated record set during the period of time that the information is maintained by a Renown-affiliated facility . Examples of amendments a patient may request are : 1 . Complete eradication of the PHI ; 2 . Replacement of the information with other words ; 3 . Correction of individual items ; 4 . Addition of records provided they are linked to disputed information
Definition of Terms :
1 . Amend – The right of a patient to request a change to information contained in their medical record with which they disagree by identifying the affected records and appending or otherwise providing a link to the location of the change .
2 . Designated Record Set – A designated record set is a group of records which a