A member asked:

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? older nonmedical sib has poa.

4 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Marie Trenga answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

HIPAA privacy law: The nursing home is following the law as written. In order for them to share information, they must have a signed disclosure from their client. Most poa's do not include language giving access to medical information. The child an ask their mother if she is willing to sign a disclosure form.

Answered 9/3/2014


Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

HIPAA: Whether the woman has moved in to a nursing home or not does not alter the requirement for the facility to strictly abide by regulations. There can be major penalties for a facility that violated HIPAA rules.

Answered 9/3/2014


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Government overreach: As I understand it, the government can find a person or entity $100,000 per disclosure of privileged medical information when they do not have written authorization citing the type and person involved.You do the math. If you want compassionate, flexible care by persons who interact with you, tell your elected officials to get out of the health care system.

Answered 12/15/2016



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