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Permitted Use and Disclosure, Disclosures Required by Law
No. The Privacy Rule is not intended to impede the flow of health information to those who need it to process or adjudicate claims, or coordinate care, for injured or ill workers under workers’ compensation systems.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits a covered entity to disclose protected health information as necessary to comply with State law.
The Privacy Rule does not prohibit a covered entity from obtaining an individual's consent to use or disclose his or her health information and, therefore, presents no barrier to the entity's ability to comply with State law requirements.
Yes. SSA requires nursing homes, extended care facilities, and intermediate care facilities to report to SSA, within 2 weeks, admissions information about anyone receiving SSI who is admitted to the institution.
Yes. The Privacy Rule permits a covered entity to disclose protected health information (PHI) without the authorization of the individual to a state-designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system to the extent that such disclosure is required by law and the disclosure complies with the requirements of that law.