Part 2: Basic Patient Rights (FAQ 36 of 65)
Right to Request Amendment
36. Can a Covered Entity Still Disclose The Information that I Disputed?
Yes, but HIPAA offers additional rights. First, if you submitted a statement of disagreement, the covered entity must disclose it when it discloses the disputed information.
Second, if you choose not to submit a statement of disagreement, the covered entity must include your request for amendment (and its denial) along with any subsequent disclosure only if you requested that the covered entity do so. In most cases, this will be an advisable step to take.