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What are my rights as a health consumer?

According to the Consumer Health Information Bill of Rights, as a health consumer, you have the following rights:
  • The right to view and/or obtain a copy of your health information
  • The right to accurate and complete health information
  • The right to request changes to your health information
  • The right to know who receives your health information and how it is used
  • The right to request limitations on the uses and releases of your health information
  • The right to expect your health information is private and secure
  • The right to be informed about privacy and security breaches of your health information
  • The right to file a complaint or report a violation regarding your health information

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