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Bingham

Bingham

Healthcare: HIPAA/Consent/Treatment Issues

We know the complex legal and regulatory schemes relating to patient privacy rights, medical records and consent to treatment. We are sensitive to the special needs of providers and their patients, and we are available around the clock to assist in urgent situations.

With respect to patient confidentiality, we counsel clients on federal and state HIPAA and other requirements, including confidentiality of drug/alcohol treatment information and related issues. Our privacy capabilities include responding to subpoenas and legal processes attempting to obtain confidential information from healthcare and non-healthcare entities. We assist hospitals in obtaining appropriate court orders for patient treatment in the context of both necessary medical or surgical procedures and the treatment of psychiatric patients. We advise non-healthcare clients who may have access to medical information regarding business associate and similar arrangements required by HIPAA.

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