HIPAA Laws; Practice and Paradox for the Mentally Ill

HIPAA Laws; Practice and Paradox for the Mentally Ill

In 1996, in response to concerns that the privacy rights of individuals were being violated, the federal government passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which instituted privacy protections for individually identifiable health information. Originally intended to protect the privacy of insured entities and the rights of patients, the HIPPA rule imposed extremely […]