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HIPAA Q&A: Handling electronic copies of records, minimizing incidental disclosures

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, May 1, 2015

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Q: I work in long-term care, and I am familiar with the language in HIPAA regulations regarding requests for electronic copies of medical records for a reasonable fee according to community standards. However, my company does not maintain its medical records in electronic form, nor do we presently have the capability of converting our paper records into electronic format.

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