Patient’s Guide to HIPAA Part III: What You Should Know About Uses and Disclosures

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Uses and Disclosures: What Can I Do if I Foolishly Signed an Authorization?

You can revoke the authorization, but you have to do it in writing. Your ability to revoke an authorization is restricted if a covered entity has taken action in reliance on the authorization or if the authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage.

Patient’s Guide to HIPAA – Uses and Disclosures: What Does the Breach Notice I Received Mean?

Roadmap: Patient’s Guide to HIPAA: Part 3: What You Should Know about Uses and Disclosures (FAQ 65 of 65)

Let’s start with the basics. What’s a breach? A breach is impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of PHI. The full definition of what is and is not a breach is too complicated for this FAQ. In general, if a covered entity has a qualifying breach, it will send you a notice to let you know. The notice will include details about the breach and advice about what you should do to protect yourself.