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HIPAA Q&A: Disclosure of PHI and confidentiality agreements

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, January 1, 2015

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Q: If someone calls a facility to schedule an appointment for a patient, is it a violation of HIPAA to admit the patient receives care at the practice? For example, the practice where I work often helps victims of domestic abuse. We received a call from a patient's estranged spouse who asked to schedule an appointment for the patient when, in reality, he was trying to determine the whereabouts of his spouse so he could harm her. I realize this is a safety issue but wonder whether it is also a HIPAA issue.

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