Literally handing over medical records with-o consent

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by whatamess, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. whatamess

    whatamess New Member

    Handed over numerous psychiatric reports to a neuropsychologist hired by the school. I did not sign a consent form, was asked to bring records instead. Are my son's records still protected from being distributed to others by this neuropsychologist?
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    The neuropsychologist must follow hipaa laws, which do allow disclosure under some circumstances. http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html

    The neuropsychologist may refer to sections of the psychiatric records in his/her report to the school district since that would be part of the medical history he had available.
     
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