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HHS OCR Anticipates Additional Guidance on Patients’ Rights to Access Health Data

Medical Worker Medical Team

At the 25th Annual HIPAA Summit, Jocelyn Samuels, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Director, encouraged covered entities uncertain about access rights to reach out to the OCR for clarification. Samuels indicated that the OCR expects this to be an “iterative” process, where the OCR provides course-corrections along the way. The OCR will be developing fact sheets to educate individuals on how to exercise their right to data access.