What is a HIPAA Authorization?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law prohibiting healthcare providers from disclosing your personal health information to third parties. Healthcare providers take this law very seriously. If a healthcare provider violates the privacy provisions of HIPAA, the law subjects them to civil and criminal penalties. A HIPAA Authorization allows a healthcare provider to disclose your personal health information to third parties in compliance with federal law.
Why You Need a HIPAA Authorization?
Any person with a healthcare power of attorney needs a HIPAA Authorization. See our Healthcare Power of Attorney article for more information on what a healthcare power of attorney does. Your agent under a healthcare power of attorney generally has access to your healthcare information just like you would. However, some healthcare providers may still refuse to disclose information to your agent fearing such a disclosure might violate the law. It is wise to have a separate HIPAA authorization for your agent under a healthcare power of attorney to prevent such a problem. You may want health care providers to share information with other family members or friends. Without a HIPAA authorization, HIPAA prohibits healthcare providers from disclosing your health information to those individuals.
What Can a KEYTLaw HIPAA Authorization Do For You?
A HIPAA authorization can allow your family members access to your health information in emergency situations. Click here to purchase a custom-drafted HIPAA Authorization for $195. Or, you can save money when you purchase a HIPAA Authorization along with other important estate plan documents as part of KEYTLaw’s money saving estate plans.
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Step 1: Make an Appointment for Your Free Initial Consultation to Answer Your Questions and Design Your Estate Plan
- Call Richard C. Keyt’s legal assistant Michelle at 602-424-4159 to schedule a date and time for your free 1 – 1.5 hour estate plan consultation with Richard C. Keyt at 3001 East Camelback, Suite 130, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.
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