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Is it a HIPAA breach to provide a parent with the name of an

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Is it a HIPAA breach to provide a parent with the name of an adult child's social worker in the state of North Carolina?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
Hipaa primarily concerns a patient's protected health information.

However just the name of a social worker assigned to the child is not protected health imfoation. However discussing specific issues with the social worker about his medical condition is not permitted via the hipaa rules, as you would have to get permission from the son to learn of any specific medical conditions.
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