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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.
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: HIPAA strictly
Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient.
It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that!

In brief: HIPAA strictly
Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient.
It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that!
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Marie Trenga
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marie Trenga
Dr. Marie Trenga
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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