The rules and regulations

HIPAA rules and regulations are something that has been in the news a lot lately, unless you’ve been living under a rock in the middle of nowhere, you’ve heard about all of the problems that many hospitals in our state have been having when it comes to HIPAA regulations plus maintaining patient privacy and all sort things of that nature, but well, it turns out that HIPAA regulations can absolutely be pretty terrible to deal with, and that’s especially true if you aren’t familiar with the medical field plus all of the words and terminology that HIPAA laws plus HIPAA documents hold, but a few days ago, I was on the hunt to get some of my patient medical records from my OBGYN plus the lady at his office refused to provide myself and others my records, but i wasn’t absolutely sure why they wouldn’t since they were my own personal records! It’s not like I was trying to get someone else’s records! I completely agree that medical information has the right to be completely private, but I also think that a person should have access to their own personal medical info, HIPAA laws or no HIPAA laws! Do you think what I mean? I don’t think I should get the annoying runaround from my OB’s office when his entire file on myself and others is my information! I just think that’s wild. Anyway, I looked up HIPAA risk assessment regulations plus I found out that the law does give patients the full right to get copies of all of their medical records, even if the doctor doesn’t want to supply them! I emailed back to the OB’s office plus told them that I knew that I had a right to get my records according to the HIPAA analysis law plus then they handed all of my files right over.