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Understanding Some of HIPAA's Permitted Uses and Disclosures
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have worked collaboratively to develop a fact sheet on Communicating with a Patient's Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient's Care. It provides examples of when protected health information can be exchanged under HIPAA, common questions, and a summary of relevant requirements.  You can view the fact sheet here