Shorts on Long Term Care - July/August 2010


In This Issue: OBRA versus HIPAA: Who Has the Right to Demand Access to My Residents’ Medical Records?; You Can “Just Say No” To Weapons At Your Facility; Mind Your PHI – Even in the Trash; HHS Set to Identify by Name All Private Practices Experiencing a Breach Affecting 500 or More Individuals; Postscript on ‘The Irresponsible Responsible Person’; Ken Prefers ‘Monkey Crunch’; And, CPR Training with the Health Law Group.

OBRA versus HIPAA: Who Has the Right to Demand Access to My Residents’ Medical Records?

“I represent your resident and I want a copy of her medical records.” If you work in a nursing facility or assisted living community and you’ve never heard these words, something’s seriously wrong with your ears. About once a week, I get a call from a provider asking for guidance on these types of requests, often from lawyers but not always.

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