Analysis

Synopsis:

 House Bill 269 (HB269) Relating to medical records by allowing disclosures for treatment, payment, and other activities.

Analysis:

 HB 269 makes modifications to the use and disclosure section for electronic health care information. 

Language in the Act provides that when information is requested from an individual’s electronic medical information by a record locator service or a health information exchange, they may do so under the proviso of a new Subparagraph listed below. 

An additional subparagraph is added to Subparagraph G with a new Subparagraph 3, to state: “(3) to a provider, health care institution or health care group purchaser for treatment, payment or healthcare operation activities, in compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations promulgated pursuant to that act, and if applicable, in compliance with 42 U.S.C. Section 290dd-d and the regulations promulgated pursuant to that section."

Electronic Medical Records Act Section 24-14B-6 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 2009,Chapter 69, Section 6)

A parallel bill, SB 282 has been introduced in the Senate. 

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