Health Information Management

HIPAA Q&A: Business associate agreements, social networking sites, donor information

Briefings on HIPAA, November 1, 2009

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May we tell residents in our long-term care facili¬ty that another resident has died when they in¬quire? From our perspective, they should know because they are part of the long-term care family and need to grieve and/or discuss the loss. Do we need to obtain permission from families/designated representatives?

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