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Legal Issues: Privacy Rights

Following is some general information giving an overview of some of the legal issues relating to privacy rights that you, as a caregiver, may face with your elderly loved ones.

Privacy Rights in the health care field are matters of both U.S. federal law and state laws which may vary state to state. Consult competent counsel practicing in these areas in the state(s) where your senior loved one resides.

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OVERVIEW OF LEGAL ISSUES RE: PRIVACY RIGHTS:

HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights

January 21, 2013 Posted by Editor

On January 17, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced publication in the Federal Register of the final version of a new rule strengthening patient privacy rights. The new rule strengthens the privacy and security protections . . . → Read More: HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights

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Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show

February 19, 2012 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and its Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced new data on Friday, February 17, showing that the use of electronic health records has more than doubled . . . → Read More: Health IT, Electronic Health Records & Health IT Jobs Expanding, New Data Show

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A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

October 29, 2010 Posted by Editor

A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: When Health Care Providers May Communicate About You with Your Family, Friends, or Others Involved In Your Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. . . . → Read More: A Patient’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

October 29, 2010 Posted by Editor

OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. 25 page booklet summarizing the HIPAA Privacy Rule to provide HIPAA compliance assistance. Caregivers should review this and familiarize . . . → Read More: OCR Privacy Brief: Summary Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

October 29, 2010 Posted by Editor

A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Communicating with a Patient’s Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient’s Care, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 5 page . . . → Read More: A Health Care Provider’s Guide To The HIPAA Privacy Rule

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Your Health Information Privacy Rights

October 29, 2010 Posted by Editor

Your Health Information Privacy Rights, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. A 2 page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Your Health Information Privacy Rights

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Privacy and Your Health Information

October 29, 2010 Posted by Editor

Privacy and Your Health Information, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. Two page brochure briefly summarizing privacy rights for patients. »View details: Privacy and Your Health Information

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