ABA Health Law Section Brings You a Complimentary Podcast on the New E-Signature Process for Social Security Information Disclosure Authorizations


The new electronic signature process for the authorization to disclose information to the Social Security Administration (Form SSA-827) is scheduled to begin April 21, 2012. The process was developed to comply with the laws regarding disclosure of medical and education information, including HIPAA and FERPA, and state laws.

Health Law Section leaders John R. Christiansen, Christiansen IT Law, Seattle, WA and Alan S. Goldberg, Attorney and Counselor-at-Law, McLean, VA, join Tony Notaro of the SSA's Office of Health Information Technology and Electronic Policy, to discuss the new electronic signature process and the legal issues involved.

You may download the podcast at this link: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/multimedia/health_law/aba_hls_ssa_podcast_2012.mp3 (32mb).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Simeon Carson, Associate Director, at simeon.carson@americanbar.org or at 312-988-5824.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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