Accessibility of the medical record is available at all times to those authorized persons requesting their use for patient care.
All other requests can be made to the Health Information Management Department during regular business hours. An Authorization for Release of Information form signed by the patient must accompany some requests.
Patients may also request a copy of their medical record by submitting a Request to Copy or Inspect form to the Health Information Management department. The staff of the Health Information Management Department at Rooks County Health Center strives to comply with federal and state regulations to ensure every patient’s privacy while ensuring records are used and disclosed according to their purpose.
Records are filed and stored in secure locations both onsite and offsite. Access to stored records is restricted to staff members of the Health Information Management department.