Policy Manual


Temporary Suspension of Rights To Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information      

Type: Policy                 Category: General                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: HIPAA Privacy Rule Standard 164:528(a)2

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  4-13-2003  Board    4-13-2003
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
1.MEP.10 Training on Policy and Procedure regarding PHI Procedure
1.MEP.7 Temporary Suspension of Rights to Accounting of Disclosures of PHI Procedure

Policy:  Community Care will temporarily suspend an individual’s right to receive an accounting of disclosures to a health oversight agency or law enforcement for the time specified by that agency or official. The agency or official must inform Community Care, in writing or orally, that an accounting to the individual would be reasonably likely to impede the agency’s activities. The agency must specify the length of time for which the temporary suspension is required. If the request by the agency or official is made orally, Community Care will: document the statement, including the identity of the agency or official making the statement; limit the suspension to no longer than 30 days from the date of the oral request, unless a written statement is submitted during that time indicating a longer timeframe.