H.I.P.A.A. Releases in Massachusetts
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was created as a means of protecting health care information. It ensures privacy of records and information between a patient and healthcare providers. The sharing of your health information is prohibited without your direct authorization. There are times when that information may need to be released to others. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can explain the value of a H.I.P.A.A. release and we can draft one as part of your estate planning services.
BENEFITS OF A (HIPAA) RELEASE
When you designate a health care proxy, that person has the ability to make extremely important health care decisions for you. Without a H.I.P.A.A. release on file that gives medical professionals permission to share vital information, they may not know everything they should before making those vital decisions. With a release created and signed, that person will be privy to the information they need to make a decision in your best interest. Some of the details that may be in a H.I.P.A.A. release can include the information you wish to be released, the name of the party you wish to know your private health information, and the dates during which the release is valid.
TYPES OF (HIPAA) RELEASES
This kind of release can be an essential tool for unmarried couples, life partners, or those who wish to give a friend or other loved other than a spouse the right to know health information. The reasons for creating a release and details included in a H.I.P.A.A. release can be highly personal. Having a skilled and compassionate legal advocate in your corner is essential when you are seeking any estate planning services. Shapiro Law Group, PC, can ensure a release is specific to your needs and helps ensure your wishes are known and abided by if needed. Our firm will get to know your unique situation and help address your individual estate planning needs, including the drafting of a H.I.P.A.A. release. The attorneys at Shapiro Law Group, PC, are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation. (617) 203-8895.