Tarasoff Standard

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Patient Privacy Or Public Protection? Government Attempts To Address Mental Health Issues While Protecting Patient Communications

Since the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, an Aurora, CO movie theater, and Sandy Hook Elementary, the federal government has taken another look at the legal regulations regarding privacy when dealing with violent individuals...more

Health Law: OCR Has Been Busy - New Rules and Ability to Release Information in an Emergency

On Jan. 15, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Civil Rights, released a letter to the nations’ healthcare providers reiterating adherence to what many commonly refer to as the Tarasoff standard....more

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