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Does durable power of attorney for health come into coonflict with hipaa?

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In brief: No

No. A durable power of attorney gives someone the right to make medical decisions on someone else's behalf.
Implicit in that is the permission that he medical care must be discussed with that person who has the power of attorney. It would be a violation of hipaa to talk with people who were not involved in the patients care about the patient.

In brief: No

No. A durable power of attorney gives someone the right to make medical decisions on someone else's behalf.
Implicit in that is the permission that he medical care must be discussed with that person who has the power of attorney. It would be a violation of hipaa to talk with people who were not involved in the patients care about the patient.
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