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DHHS Message to Our Nation’s Health Care Providers

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DHHS Message to Nation’s Health Care Providers ensuring that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule does not prevent necessary disclosure of information when a patient presents a serious danger to himself or others.

Segment "In light of recent tragic and horrific events in our nation, including the mass shootings in Newtown, CT, and Aurora, CO, I wanted to take this opportunity to ensure that you are aware that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule does not prevent your ability to disclose necessary information about a patient to law enforcement, family members of the patient, or other persons, when you believe the patient presents a serious danger to himself or other people."

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  • Referenced By: ABCHS CSSP Level I
  • Author/Contributor: DHHS
  • Type: Letter
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