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Reported to House amended, Part I (09/28/1996)

Patient Right To Know Act of 1996 - Prohibits an entity offering a health plan from prohibiting or restricting any medical communication as part of a written contract or agreement with a provider or a written or oral communication to a provider. Defines "medical communication" as being a communication between a provider and a patient (or the patient's guardian or legal representative) regarding the patient's physical or mental condition or treatment options. Mandates civil money penalties. Allows State requirements more protective of medical communications than the requirements of this Act.