HIPAA & CMIA Authorization Lawyer

What are HIPPA and CMIA?

The United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 has two sections. The first pertains to the protection of health insurance coverage for those who have lost or had to change their jobs. The second deals with the standardization of healthcare-related information systems. The Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA) is a law in California that protects private health records. The HIPAA and CMIA have privacy rules that are created to protect the individual's right to their own private health records.

How to Authorize Access to Your Records

There may be circumstances where you may need someone that you trust to access your medical records. HIPAA and CMIA prevent this from happening, however. Even those who are closest to you, such as your spouse, your parents, or your children, will have to have written authorization from you to access your records. If you need another individual to access your medical information, a Los Angeles trust lawyer from our firm can help you through the necessary steps. You will need to submit a signed copy of the authorization form to your health care providers as well as your health insurance company. Those who need to access your health care information to manage your assets or to implement your estate plan will need you to submit a HIPAA and CMIA authorization.

It is important to remember that the HIPAA and CMIA authorization can be revoked at any time by notifying those whom you have provided with the copy of the authorization. This is a complex circumstance that may require experienced legal assistance. Our Los Angeles trust attorney from the Law Offices of David A. Shapiro, P.C. has more than 10 years of experience and can help you pursue your best interests. Contact our firm today if you are in need of legal advice or answers for any circumstance involving HIPAA or CMIA authorization!

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