What is HIPAA authorization?

HIPAA authorization allows your loved ones and others to see your medical information. Otherwise your information is private. Having this authorization can make it easier for others to make decisions on your behalf.

According to Trust & Will, service providers “will only release whatever information is necessary to allow for a specific, intended purpose.”1

How do I give HIPAA authorization?

Just sign a form. Usually HIPAA forms are provided by specific health care professionals. A general form can be found here.2

Know your rights under HIPAA

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides information for individuals regarding HIPAA, including your rights and FAQs.3

  1. What Is HIPAA? (Trust & Will) ↩︎
  2. HIPAA Release Form (The HIPAA Journal) ↩︎
  3. HIPAA for Individuals (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) ↩︎

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