HIPAA Guidance Released on Sharing Information Related to Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new guidance addressing how the HIPAA Privacy Rule works to protect individuals’ privacy rights in the context of mental health information and the circumstances in which health care providers may need to share this information with other individuals.  The guidance focuses on frequently asked questions regarding when the Privacy Rule permits a health care provider to share the protected health information of a patient receiving mental health treatment, including… Read More >