HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights Issues released new guidance on how and when healthcare providers can share a patient's health information when the patient is in crisis and incapacitated, like during an opioid overdose. Healthcare providers can give information with a patient's family in emergency situations, including informing people in a position to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to that patient's health and safety.
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