Direct Patient Access to Laboratory Test Results: What You Must Do to Comply

Approved for 0.15 CEU

On February 6, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule giving patients (or their representatives) direct access to the patient’s laboratory test results. The final rule amends the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ’88) regulations by allowing

The new regulations became effective on April 7, 2014, and the deadline for compliance is October 6, 2014.  

This webinar was held to learn:  

  • When patients have the right to directly access their laboratory test results
  • Who is a "covered entity" under HIPAA
  • How to comply with HIPAA and CLIA when providing laboratory test results to patients
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Which agency oversees this requirement
  • How to demonstrate compliance with the new Patient Access rules  


Julie Scott Allen

Ms. Allen is senior vice president with the District Policy Group at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP. Her expertise is in government relations with a focus on health care policy, including advocating at the federal and state level and promoting legislative, regulatory and business agendas for nonprofit and for profit clients and national organizations. Ms. Allen represents the laboratory community on behalf of NILA, AAB and CRB before Congress and the federal agencies. 

Jeffrey J. Sherrin, J.D.

Mr. Sherrin is president of O'Connell and Aronowitz. He is an accomplished litigator for health care, commercial, and employment matters. His national health law practice principally represents providers and their trade associations, including NILA, AAB and CRB. Mr. Sherrin practices in all federal and state courts and before all federal and state health care regulatory agencies. 

Caitlin J. Monjeau, J.D.

Ms. Monjeau is an associate of O'Connell and Aronowitz. Her national health law practice principally represents providers and their trade associations, including NILA, AAB and CRB. Ms. Monjeau concentrates on matters involving Anti-Kickback and Stark Laws, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.


A recorded webinar hosted by the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA), the 
American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and the College of Reproductive Biology (CRB) on July 16, 2014

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