Article Category:  HIPAA Hints

HIPAA Permits Doctors to Talk with Caregivers

HIPAA Permits Doctors to Talk with Caregivers

It’s a pretty common scenario. A family member contacts a treatment provider about a loved one with mental illness, only to be told, “I can’t speak with you – HIPAA prohibits it.” In reality, though, there are many ways HIPAA permits doctors to talk with caregivers.

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Patient Consent:  No Signature Required

Patient Consent: No Signature Required

As the parent of a young adult with mental health issues, I’m no stranger to the hospital psychiatric unit. I’m usually numb with worry, waiting for information about my daughter. Of course, providers don’t share any information. This is because my daughter won’t . . .

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