Privacy Officer's Roundtable

HIPAA and residential facilities

  • 1.  HIPAA and residential facilities

    Posted 04-20-2020 11:14 AM
    Hello, hope you all are safe and well amidst the pandemic.

    Can anyone point me to the section of HIPAA that would permit a covered entity to release PHI to a residential facility/group home/etc. for people with developmental disabilities?​​

    Thank you in advance.

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    Jessica Terranova
    VP, General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer
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  • 2.  RE: HIPAA and residential facilities

    Posted 04-21-2020 06:26 AM
    I'm not sure what your question is but I would recommend starting with the definition of treatment which may cover the answer to your question if it involves things such as coordination of care.

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    Brenda Manning J.D., C.H.C., C.H.P.C.
    Privacy Director
    Interim Privacy Officer
    Carilion Clinic

    The views expressed herein are my own and do not represent those of my employer. They are not meant to constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.
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    2020 SCCE Membership