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OCR releases privacy rule disclosure guides for providers and patients

HIM-HIPAA Insider, September 29, 2008

HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has published two guides (one for healthcare providers, “Communicating with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care,” and one for patients, “When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved in Your Care”) that discuss when it is appropriate for providers to disclose PHI under HIPAA.
 
The guides, published September 16, address common questions about HIPAA privacy rule disclosures in a Q&A format.
 
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