HIPAA Privacy Rule Does Not Prohibit Disclosure of Threats to Safety
Last month, the Department of Health & Human Services issued a letter to health care providers to ensure that they are aware of their ability under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to take action, consistent with their ethical standards or other legal obligations, to disclose necessary information about a patient to law enforcement, family members of the patient, or other persons, when they believe the patient presents a serious danger to himself or other people.
Webinar: How to Engage Youth in Their Health Care
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation and Got Transition, the National Health Care Transition Center, invite you to join them for a webinar, “How to Engage Youth in Their Health Care” on Wednesday, February 27th.
Note that this is the first of a four part webinar series hosted by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its National Center for Medical Home Implementation. Learn more about “The Medical Home in Pediatrics: The HOW TO Webinar Series.”
What are your needs as a provider?
If you are a health care provider who works with children and youth with disabilities or special health care needs, what kind of resources would be most helpful to you? Call 303-733-3000 or email communication [at] familyvoicesco [dot] org to share your perspective.