Be among the presenters at the 2018 Public Health Law Conference
Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2017
Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Lessons and Examples for State and Local Advocacy
December 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m. EST
New guidelines released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in October clarify when and how healthcare providers can share a patient’s health information with family members, friends and legal representatives of those who are struggling with opioid addiction. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is often cited as a reason to refuse access to a patient’s health information, sometimes appropriately, but often not. Understanding when and how healthcare providers can share patient information with family members, friends, and legal representatives without violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule is therefore a critical component to addressing the opioid crisis and providing care to those affected.
As powerful synthetic opioids become more available, it is imperative that health departments and other relevant actors are provided with accurate, timely and actionable information on both fatal and non-fatal overdose. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of current and proposed laws, regulations and sub-regulatory sources governing mandatory disease reporting.
The Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region Office
Areas of Expertise:
> Food safety
> Food security
> Injury prevention
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