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.

    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.