No. The Privacy Rule does not address consent to treatment, [...]
If a child receives emergency medical care without a parent’s consent, can the parent get all information about the child’s treatment and condition?
Generally, yes. Even though the parent did not consent to [...]
State or other law determines who is authorized to act [...]
May adults with mental retardation control their protected health information if they are able to authorize uses and disclosures of their protected health information?
Individuals may control their protected health information under the HIPAA [...]
May personal representatives access health information based on a non-health care power of attorney?
No. Except with respect to decedents, a covered entity must [...]
Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule address when a person may not be the appropriate person to control an individual’s protected health information?
Generally, no. The Rule defers to State and other laws [...]
If someone has a health care power of attorney for an individual, can they obtain access to that individual’s medical record?
Yes, an individual that has been given a health care [...]
Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule change the way in which a person can grant another person health care power of attorney?
No. Nothing in the Privacy Rule changes the way in [...]
May a psychologist continue his practice to notify a parent before treating his or her minor child, even though the minor child is able to consent to such health care under state law?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule would defer to State or other [...]
When an individual reaches the age of majority or becomes emancipated, who controls the protected health information concerning health care services rendered while the individual was an unemancipated minor?
The individual who is the subject of the protected health [...]