Minnesota's stringent rules about protected health information are ludicrous. They are essentially saying information may not be released to the very people who will reimburse the healthcare provider without consent. An ethical healthcare provider will not take the HIPAA standards lightly, but surely, somewhere, common sense must prevail.
In Texas, behavioral health or mental health are sacrosanct, and release is at the discretion of the psychologist/psychiatrist. That also goes for the patient. For example, my husband had a neuropsychological evaluation to help determine memory impairment. He was not allowed to have a copytoo stringent.
Sometimes it is not a good thing to adhere to the old "states' rights" thing.
Priscilla JohnsonDirector of ComplianceNexus Health SystemsHoustonTo submit a letter to YOUR VIEWS, click here. Please include your name, title and hometown.