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Your 19 year old son’s girlfriend calls you frantically that your son has been in an accident. He is okay but has some broken bones. Your next door neighbor is an orthopedic surgeon and you want to show him the X-rays and MRI that were done in the emergency room. You call the hospital to request that the MRI be emailed to the doctor. The attending records clerk asks you send your son's HIPAA authorization but you never had one created for your son. Your son is having emergency surgery at the time and cannot give authorization. Without a HIPAA Agreement authorizing you to obtain his medical records, the hospital cannot legally release the information to you.
Your aging mother asks you to help her apply for Medicaid. You jump into action with a long list of doctors to request doctor reports dealing with your mom’s condition. You call the first doctor to request the records. They ask you if your mother is present to give them permission to speak with you about the record request and you say no. They reply telling you that you will need to fax over your mom’s HIPAA agreement. You ask yourself what is a HIPAA agreement?
HIPAA stands for (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). This document allows the people named to have access to your medical records. This can be very important if you become incapacitated for some reason or need for someone to request your medical records. That person cannot do so without this document.
The Handley Law Office can prepare your HIPAA Agreement. Call 281.703.3616 or email Boyd@TheHandleyLawOffice.com.