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Our facility currently gives the patient the examination results verbally. Will this meet the patient communication requirements under the final regulations?

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No. While FDA encourages this type of communication, Congress’ intent was for patients to get a permanent record of their results. Therefore, any verbal communication must be supplemented with written communication. ).

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