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>In a major change from past policy, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule amending the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations to permit CLIA-certified laboratories to provide copies of completed test reports to patients (or their representatives) upon request.

HHS final CLIA rule allows reports to patients