home health

  • 1.  home health

    Posted 06-18-2020 04:27 PM
    Hello, can we release PHI to law enforcement in this situation.  I'm a little confused in my interpretation of the regulation.  If you find a patient deceased in the home. unexpected death with evidence that cause of death could have been from outside intruder.  Police were called and investigator asking for PHI.
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  • 2.  RE: home health

    Posted 06-18-2020 04:46 PM

    Without knowing the specifics of how and why the request is being made I can not give you a definitive answer on this. I can however refer you to the HHS guidance on disclosures to law enforcement without the patient's consent.  That information can be found at:

    I hope this helps. 
    Alexander I Slosman, MHA, CHC, CHPC

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  • 3.  RE: home health

    Posted 07-05-2020 06:33 PM
    My apologies for being a late comer on this.  If your Notice of Privacy Practices is signed and it accounts for this situation, then it is ok to release the information.

    Barbara Naimark
    Compliance Manager
    Hospice of the Chesapeake
    Severna Park,MD

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