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HIPAA requires that health care providers obtain patient authorization to disclose protected health information (PHI) for treatment purposes.
Apart from psychotherapy notes—in which specific requirements apply—health care providers are not required to procure authorization or consent from patients to disclose PHI to another clinician or clinical entity for treatment purposes under HIPAA, as the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits such disclosures to facilitate patient care. 1- 3
Patient Privacy and Confidentiality H-315.983
Code of Federal Regulation Section 164.506- Uses and Disclosures to Carry Out Treatment, Payment, or Health Care Operations. Accessed October 2022.
HHS Description of 45 CFR 164.506. Accessed October 2022.
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The AMA Debunking Medical Practice Regulatory Myths series provides physicians and their care teams with regulatory clarification to streamline clinical workflow processes and improve patient outcomes.
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