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At the federal level, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) fails to address redisclosure. However, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has clarified that HIPAA permits a covered entity to disclose a complete medical record, including portions created by another provider, so long as the disclosure is for a proper purpose under HIPAA—e.g., treatment—and the released information is limited to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the disclosure.
There are tighter restrictions surrounding the disclosure of drug and alcohol abuse. Federal regulations generally bar the redisclosure of certain alcohol and drug abuse treatment records, without informed consent, with two exceptions: (1) during a medical emergency; or (2) pursuant to a court order and subpoena. Further, if redisclosure is made, the redisclosed treatment records must be accompanied by a specific statement (provided for in the regulations) that notifies the recipient that the received records may not be redisclosed.
You should also review the HIPAA authorization form that was signed to see if it discusses redisclosure at all and whether redisclosure is expressly permitted under the authorization form.
You can cross it out. You should initial and date where you crossed out that line. The only issue is that the person you are supposed to disclose the information to might not agree with your changes and refuse to provide service.
So what exactly are you having disclosed and to whom?
If you are having someone send records to another entity, you can explicitly tell them which documents you want to provide, including the timeframe.
I am sorry. I am not able to do a phone call. I do not like to provide my personal number through this website.
So you are involved in a case where you have to provide your medical records to the other side? If so, you should make sure you have a separate agreement with opposing counsel to keep the information confidential or get an order from the court saying it should be kept confidential .
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So if this is as part of a discovery request from opposing party, you can file a motion to limit the discovery request to only those aspects that you believe are actually relevant.