HIPAA Helps Caregiving Connections 

Accessing treatment information under HIPAA

OCR guidance issued informing patients when HIPAA may permit a healthcare provider to notify family, friends, or other caregivers about a patient’s location and general condition.

Key Points

  • If you experience a substance use disorder or a mental health crisis, HIPAA helps your doctors, nurses, and social workers to reconnect you with family, friends, and caregivers.