New Mexico passes bill aimed at protecting EMR privacy

03/10/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The New Mexico Senate approved a bill that would require people to give consent before links to their digital medical records can be put on a locator service, including those used by regional or statewide health-data exchanges. Called the Electronic Medical Records Act, the measure also would mandate record-locator firms maintain a log of all instances when a person's medical data is accessed. Gov. Bill Richardson pushed the measure, saying EMR privacy should be protected.

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