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    HIPAA Regulations: The Administrative Requirements: Waiver of Rights - § 164.530(h)

    As Contained in the HHS HIPAA Rules

     

    HHS Regulations
    The Administrative Requirements: Waiver of Rights - § 164.530(h)

     

    Standard: waiver of rights. A covered entity may not require individuals to waive their rights under §160.306 of this subchapter, this subpart, or subpart D of this part, as a condition of the provision of treatment, payment, enrollment in a health plan, or eligibility for benefits.

     

    HHS Description
    The Administrative Requirements: Waiver of Rights

     

    In the final regulation, but not in the proposed regulation, we provide that a covered entity may not require individuals to waive their rights to file a complaint with the Secretary or their other rights under this rule as a condition of the provision of treatment, payment, enrollment in a health plan or eligibility for benefits. This provision ensures that covered entities do not take away the rights that individuals have been provided in Parts 160 and 164.