Author: Adrienne Hersh, JD, ICS Legal Counsel

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Medical Records Access and Copy Fees – Patients and Third Parties

Since its initial passage in 1996, the HIPAA law has been implemented and expanded by regulations that have not always been easily understood by providers. This article is intended to consolidate and update ICS information about access to, disclosure of, and copying fees for patient medical records.

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CME ALERT FOR RENEWAL: MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING FOR LICENSED PHYSICIANS

Illinois recently passed a law that requires licensed professionals, including physicians licensed under the Medical Practice Act, to complete at least one hour of continuing education in sexual harassment prevention training. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has adopted rules to implement the new provision. The law intends to prevent hostile, intimidating or offensive work environments by prohibiting sexual harassment among colleagues and staff.

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