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What is a doctor’s responsibility if a patient requests restrictions on the use of his or
her PHI?
A. The doctor must comply with the patient’s wishes.
B. The doctor need not comply with the patient’s wishes if HIPAA would otherwise
permit restrictions.
C. The doctor must comply with the patient’s wishes if the patient has good cause.
D. Since HIPAA doesn’t address this issue, the doctor is free to decide on a case-bycase
basis.


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  • Health - ,

    I'm sure A is correct.

  • Health - ,

    The answer is B it is page 5 on your book

    Patients may request restrictions on the use of information,
    but health care providers don’t have to agree to the restrictions
    if the disclosure and use would be otherwise permitted
    under the final version of the Privacy Rule.

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