• Know Your Family’s Healthcare Rights

    Understanding what your healthcare rights are can be difficult, especially if you are faced with the day-to-day challenges of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It’s important, however, to be completely clear on what your rights are so that you can protect them. Here is what every family should know about their healthcare rights.

    You have a right to a copy of your medical records.

    According to federal law, you have a right to receive a copy of your healthcare records, and you also have a right to expect that they will be kept private. At STAR of CA, we can provide you with a copy of your family’s healthcare information we have on file upon request. The copy can be either paper or electronic, and you will receive it within 30 days.

    You have a right to have correct healthcare information.

    You also have the right to expect that the information about you held by anyone who is providing you with healthcare be reasonably accurate and complete. If you see any information in the records you receive from STAR of CA that is either incomplete or inaccurate, contact us right away to request to correct it.

    You have a right to know who your healthcare information is shared with.

    Your healthcare records may be shared by your medical provider for a number of reasons. You may ask STAR of CA for a list of every party that your records have been shared with over the last six years, and we will comply. In some cases, you may request that certain healthcare information about you not be shared.

    If your family needs help in facing the challenges of raising a child who has ASD, you can always turn to the team at STAR of CA . We provide modern, up-to-date resources for people who are living with developmental disorders. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, contact us at (805) 644-7827.