Topic: Invitation to Sign Consensus Letter
Supporting the Proposed Federal Rule to Expand the Rights of Individuals to Access Their Test Results
Please know that deadline for signature is October 23rd.
The Genetic Alliance http://www.geneticalliance.org/ is taking the position that individuals need quick, convenient access to their medical records in order to better manage their health. Patients’ rights should include direct access to their lab results, just like all their other medical records.
The 2009 HITECH law modernized patient access rights by allowing individuals to get copies of their medical records in electronic format. Unfortunately, however, patients’ access rights do not include lab test results. Lab test results are in a uniquely restricted category compared to otherhealth information, which impairs patients’ ability to see, save, use, and share their own test results.
If you would like to support their position to allow you being entitled access to your lab test then please, contact
Barbara Wilkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org