(iii) For the purposes of paragraph (e)(1)(ii)(A) of this section, a covered entity receives satisfactory assurances from a party seeking protected health information if the covered entity receives from such party a written statement and accompanying documentation demonstrating that:
(A) The party requesting such information has made a good faith attempt to provide written notice to the individual (or, if the individual's location is unknown, to mail a notice to the individual's last known address);
(B) The notice included sufficient information about the litigation or proceeding in which the protected health information is requested to permit the individual to raise an objection to the court or administrative tribunal; and
(C) The time for the individual to raise objections to the court or administrative tribunal has elapsed, and:
(1) No objections were filed; or
(2) All objections filed by the individual have been resolved by the court or the administrative tribunal and the disclosures being sought are consistent with such resolution.
Good example, Frank. Unfortunately, in my many years as a healthcare professional I have seen this way too many times.
Sharon Taylor, RN, MS, CIC, CPHRM, CHC, CHPC
Director Risk Management/ Accreditation Services
Burgess Health Center
1600 Diamond Street
Onawa, IA 51040
Quality Care You Can Believe In
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