Health Information Management

Q. Our state health department mails surveys to patients about their HIV status. The exterior of the envelopes indicates that the contents pertain to HIV status. What can we do to limit or prohibit the state agency from disclosing patients' HIV status?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 27, 2008

Q. Our state health department mails surveys to patients about their HIV status. The exterior of the envelopes indicates that the contents pertain to HIV status. What can we do to limit or prohibit the state agency from disclosing patients’ HIV status?

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