Bill To Change Mental Health Record Sharing Under HIPAA

In a new bill that is being introduced to The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee on June 16th changes would be made to mental health record sharing. It aims to change the hesitation that many healthcare providers have in sharing patient information, even when it is in the best interest of the patient. In this case the bill if focusing primarily on mental health crises and cases. It would allow healthcare providers to share important information with a patient’s family members, friends and others with the patient’s permission when they have the capacity to make healthcare decisions. More importantly, it [...]