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FAQ 3000 Does having a health care power of attorney (POA) allow access to the patient’s medical and mental health records under HIPAA?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3001 When does HIPAA allow a doctor to notify an individual’s family, friends, or caregivers that a patient has overdosed  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3002 What constitutes a “serious and imminent” threat that would permit a health care provider to disclose PHI to prevent harm to the patient, another person, or the public without the patient’s authorization or permission?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3003 If an adult patient who may pose a danger to self stops coming to psychotherapy sessions and does not respond to attempts to make contact, does HIPAA permit the therapist to contact a family member  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3004 Does HIPAA require a mental health provider to let a patient know that the provider is going to share information with others before disclosing PHI to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3005 How does HIPAA interact with the federal confidentiality rules for substance use disorder treatment information in an emergency situation—which rules should be followed?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3006 When does HIPAA allow a hospital to notify an individual’s family, friends, or caregivers that a patient who has been hospitalized for a psychiatric hold has been admitted or discharged?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3007 Does HIPAA permit health care providers to share protected health information (PHI) about an individual who has mental illness with other health care providers who are treating the same individual for care coordination/continuity of care purposes  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3008 Does HIPAA permit health care providers to share protected health information (PHI) about an individual with mental illness with a third party that is not a health care provider for continuity of care purposes?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 3009 Does a HIPAA covered entity that fulfills an individual’s request to transmit electronic protected health information (ePHI) to an application or other software (collectively “app”) bear liability under the HIPAA Privacy, Security, or Breach Noti  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
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