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PPV: Domestic abuse complicates PHI disclosure rules

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 28, 2007

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Domestic abuse is a difficult matter with which health-care providers must occasionally contend. HIPAA, with its complicated requirements for PHI disclosure, can easily add further trouble to an already tough situation.

"It's a very complicated and dangerous area for hospitals because of all the emotions involved, which tend to cloud judgment,'' says Bill Roach, a healthcare attorney with McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, in Chicago. Roach previously served on a hospital abuse team.

Editor's note: For more information on disclosures related to domestic abuse, click here. Subscribers to Health Information Compliance Insider can read the full article in the September 2007 issue. You can also purchase this article for $10.

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