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What are HIPAA regulations? How have these regulations impacted mental health care?

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1. What are HIPAA regulations?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) offers protections for millions of American workers that improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage (see benefits at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fshipaa.html)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule "applies to "covered entities" which are health plans, health care clearinghouses and health care providers5 who transmit health information in electronic form (i.e., via computer-based technology) in connection with transactions for which HHS has adopted a HIPAA standard in 45 CFR Part 162." (http://www.hipaa.samhsa.gov/download2/SAMHSAPart2-HIPAAComparison2004.pdf)

The HIPAA Privacy Rule (regulation) "provides federal protections for personal health information (PHI) held by covered entities and also provides patients a number of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes. The Security Rule identifies a series of administrative, physical, and ...

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This solution discusses the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) regulations, and how have these regulations impacted mental health care. Supplemented with two articles and references are provided.

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HIPAA rules and regulation

HIPAA is an acronym that stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA includes regulations that govern the use and release of a patient's personal health information. More relevant to the news media, HIPAA also limits the kind of information hospitals can disclose regarding patients. Besides privacy standards, HIPAA creates new standards for administrative transactions and the security of individual health information.

Do you think it is okay to break someone's HIPAA rights, if it involves someone's safety? Why or why not?

If so when is it okay or what circumstances is it okay to break someone's HIPAA rights, if it involves someone's safety?

Please use scholarly source to support your answer. Cite your sources using an APA format.

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