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FAQ 478 Does the Privacy Rule require that an authorization be notarized or include a witness signature?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 479 Can an authorization be used together with other written instructions from the intended recipient of the information?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 481 Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit doctors, nurses, and other health care providers to share patient health information for treatment purposes without the patient’s authorization?   Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 482 Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a doctor, laboratory, or other health care provider to share patient health information for treatment purposes by fax, e-mail, or over the phone?   Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 483 Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit hospitals and other health care facilities to inform visitors or callers about a patient’s location in the facility and general condition?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 484 Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a hospital to inform callers or visitors of a patient’s location and general condition in the emergency room, even if the patient’s information would not normally be included in the main hospital directory of adm  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 485 Can the fact that a patient has been "treated and released," or that a patient has died, be released as part of the facility directory?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 486 Can the phone number of a patient’s room be released as part of the facility directory?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 487 May a hospital or other covered entity notify a patient's family member or other person that the patient is at their facility?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
FAQ 488 Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule permit a doctor to discuss a patient’s health status, treatment, or payment arrangements with the patient’s family and friends?  Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Final
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