NYTimes: Hipaa’s Use as Code of Silence Often Misinterprets the Law

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Filed under our new category: Know Your Rights July 17, 2015, The New York Times, “The New Old Age” column by Paula Span  (emphasis added) Intended to keep personal health information private, the law does not prohibit health care providers from sharing information with family, friends or caregivers unless the patient specifically objects. Even if he or she is not present or is incapacitated, providers may use “professional judgment” to disclose pertinent information to a [- more...]