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HIPAA Authorization

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other family members and close friends.  At the time of your greatest need, those closest to you may be unable to learn of your medical condition or even where you are being treated.  Moreover, HIPAA imposes strict penalties on
those entrusted with your healthcare information, making them reluctant to share it with anyone - even close
family members.

The solution to this problem is for you to consult with your Agins  Law Firm Chandler/Sun Lakes elder law attorneys to prepare a HIPAA Authorization, by which you can designate those individuals with whom your medical providers can share information about your condition and treatment.  This will give you the security of knowing that those close to
you can remain informed throughout your treatment and for them to be with you if needed.  As with all documents intended to become effective at a future time, you should make sure that those designated in your
HIPAA Authorization have an originally-signed counterpart of the document and you should keep your primary care providers informed of their contact information.  Please contact us to draft the original HIPAA Authorization and to revise it periodically so that it correctly reflects your wishes.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.  The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The Rule also
gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.  Although the HIPAA Privacy Rule ensures  that a patient's private information remains private, it also
prohibits disclosure to just those people you would want to have access to it: your spouse, domestic partner, children, parents,

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