A new patient right to an access report in the proposed rule making changes to accounting of disclosures "goes well beyond HIPAA's intent and does not materially add to HIPAA's already strong protections for protected health information," according to the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance Inc.

The stakeholder group, in a comment letter to the HHS Office for Civil Rights, contends the office does not have the statutory authority to establish the right to an access report, but offers a number of recommendations if the right is affirmed in a final rule.

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