You are the director of health information services for a medium sized health care facility. Like many of your peers, you have contracted with an outside copying service to handle all request for release of patient health information at your facility. You have learned that a lobbying organization for trial attorneys in your state is promoting legislation to place a cap on photocopying costs, which is significantly below the actual cost incurred as part of the contract.
Discuss the roles each branch of government will play in considering this legislation and how you and your professional organization may act to influence this process.