What Estate Lawyers Need to Know About HIPAA and "Protected Health Information
Daniel B. Evans
20 PROBATE& PROPERTY JULY/AUGUST 2004 If you’ve been to a doctor or hospitta in the last few months, you’ve been asked to sign a piece of paper titled something like “HIPAANotice of Privacy Practices,” which probably told you all sorts of stuff about your medical records that you either didn’t understand or didn’t really care about. Well, the same federal law that has doctors asking patients to sign all of those pieces of paper also imposes penalties on doctors (and hospitals and other health...