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Understanding HIPAA: What Parents Need to Know About Privacy & Their Adult Child’s Health Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a federal law that sets national privacy standards limiting the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information (known as “protected health information” or “PHI”). This document answers frequently asked questions (FAQs) about when parents can access their adult child’s protected health information and provides important information about parent’s rights to access their minor child’s protected health information.


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