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HIPAA Release

Posted on: August 1st, 2016

Your healthcare files and all communications with medical professionals or their offices is private and has been since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) went into effect. This means that if you want a loved one, other than the person authorized under your state law, to have access to your medical files or to be able to chat with your doctor, you need to make this authorization in writing.

We always include HIPAA authorizations along with other important health care documents such as health care powers of attorney, living wills, organ donation authorizations, or any other advanced medical directives as part of a comprehensive estate plan. If you want someone else to help you if you need it, we’ll make sure they have the legal authorization to do it.

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