Consulting with Colleagues on a Records Request

In Part V of our series, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, we ask attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA whether it is ever appropriate for a physician to consult with a colleague regarding a patient record request. As Richard explains, even in cases where the colleague has been involved with the patient’s care, it is best not to consult with anyone else. In general, records requests come at the end of patient care, so there would be no legitimate reason for the physician to consult with another healthcare provider, since care has been concluded. In fact, such a consultation may be considered a HIPAA violation.

See below to watch Part V of our interview, or watch the entire video here.

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