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Tag Archives: mental health

Firearms, Mental Health, Executive Orders and HIPAA: A Volatile Mix

Posted in Articles, Privacy & Security

President Obama announced a series of Executive Orders on January 4, 2016 to address gun-related violence in America. Among those orders was an initiative to increase mental health reporting to the background check system. But this does not mean that mental health records will be widely released or that anyone who has sought treatment for… Continue Reading

This Just In: Guidance for Health Care Providers, and the Omnibus Rule

Posted in HIPAA Enforcement

With gun violence and mental health concerns in the headlines, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services has published a letter to health care providers clarifying when it is permissible to reveal PHI when a patient is reasonably believed to present a serious danger to himself or others.   The long-awaited HIPAA… Continue Reading