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Do I have the right to complain if my health information is misused?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You have recourse if you believe that your health information has been misused. If you feel that your health information has been exposed in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you can file a complaint with your provider or health insurance company, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, or your state’s Attorney General's office. The Notice of Privacy Practices you received when you started seeing your healthcare provider should also detail how to file a complaint.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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