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Understanding Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule PDF

October 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Malpractice Insurance

Comfort specifications are enforced by law. While Florida has its own privacy law, the major government law is the Wellness Insurance Mobility and Responsibility Act of 1996 (“HIPAA“).

Many do not realize that in some circumstances a doctor is not needed to talk about medical proper care choices or circumstances with even the individual’s partner. For example, a recent book of the Division of Wellness and Human Services makes it clear that, under HIPAA, medical centers and physicians are not needed to connect details even to close close relatives when the individual is subconscious. Doctors and medical centers have wide attention centered on what they see as the “best interests” of the individual (whatever that means).

For example, that DHHS book states: “If the individual is not present or is disabled, a doctor may share the individual’s details with family members, friends, or others as long as the doctor decides, depending on professional verdict, that it is in the best interest of the individual.” (Bold focus my own.)

Here are some specific of The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information:

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