Category Archives: HIPAA

Insurance Company Records Request

It seems that requests by insurance companies or contractors for insurance companies for copies of client records is on the uptick. [...]

HIPAA Regulations and Your Practice

The health and privacy rule is part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It covers the [...]

Platforms That are HIPAA Compliant

How do you know if the third party platform you are using is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or [...]

$4.8 Million HIPAA Security Settlement Is the Largest HIPAA Payout Yet

The HIPAA malpractice settlements of 2014 are the largest we’ve seen in the industry thus far. No doubt some of these violations [...]


… Now that I mentioned HIPAA, why are so many practitioners under the impression that they are “covered providers” under HIPAA (the [...]


… What is the difference between the way that HIPAA treats the subject of parental access to a minor’s records and the way your state [...]

Subpoena for Records and Notes

… Suppose the therapist’s mental health records and notes regarding the patient are subpoenaed by the defendant (the former employer) [...]

Patient Access to “Psychotherapy Notes”

… Under federal regulations implementing HIPAA, a patient has certain rights with respect to inspecting and copying their health [...]

Psychotherapy Notes/Records

… In a prior Avoiding Liability Bulletin (June, 2005 - Volume No.2), under the topic of “HIPAA – Patient Access to Records,” the [...]

Right to Amend Records

… How does your state’s law differ from HIPAA regulations on the issue of the right of the patient to amend your mental health [...]


… On March 16, 2006 the final rule on Enforcement under HIPAA became effective. This enforcement rule (federal regulation) relates not [...]

HIPAA, FERPA, and Student Health Records

… As a result of confusion among health care professionals and school administrators throughout the country, the U.S. Department of [...]

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