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by Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews.com

An Iowa father has been advised he no longer has access to his daughter’s medical records now that she has turned 12 years of age and the hospital policy – tied to federal law – has raised a red flag regarding parental rights.

“As a parent, I was really concerned,” Kevin Christians told the local ABC affiliate. “I really can’t understand why they would implement this policy.”

Christians received a letter from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) informing him he was losing access to his daughter’s records and asked KCRG-TV to investigate.

“We believe that children at this age should take a more active role in their own health care and have a choice to keep some information private,” the letter says.

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