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HHS Letter to our Nation’s Providers regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule

January 22, 2013

In a letter to our Nation’s Health Care Providers, the Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Civil Rights stresses to health care providers that under the HIPAA privacy rule, they may disclose necessary information about a patient to law enforcement, family members of the patient, or to other persons when they believe the patient presents a serious danger to himself or other people

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