Protecting Your Rights

Rhode Island law protects the rights of all participants in CurrentCare. 

The Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Act of 2008 contains a number of important privacy and data security protections for Rhode Island consumers enrolled in CurrentCare. Baseline consumer protections in the Act include:

  • Clear language that participation in CurrentCare is voluntary – both consumers and providers get to choose whether or not to participate.
  • The ability to obtain a copy of confidential health care information in CurrentCare.
  • The ability to obtain a copy of a Disclosure Report detailing what entities have accessed a patient’s confidential health care information in CurrentCare.
  • Notification of any breach of security of CurrentCare.
  • The right to terminate participation in CurrentCare.
  • The right to request that inaccurate information in CurrentCare be corrected
  • Strong data security procedures.
  • The creation of an Advisory Commission to provide community input into the use of confidential health care information in CurrentCare.

Read the full text of the Rhode Island Health Information Exchange Act of 2008.
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