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When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved In Your Care

This is OCR HIPAA guidance - A Patient's Guide to the Privacy Rule addressing when health care providers may communicate about you with family, friends or others involved in your care

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

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