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Is a copy, facsimile, or electronically transmitted version of a signed authorization valid under the Privacy Rule?

Answer:

Yes. Under the Privacy Rule, a covered entity may use or disclose protected health information pursuant to a copy of a valid and signed Authorization, including a copy that is received by facsimile or electronically transmitted.
 

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Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013
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