January 21, 2016



A colleague let me know that it was not appropriate for me to name a patient's name unless we share a formal referral and common treatment bond. Is this true?

Dr. C

Yep, that's correct.  HIPAA protects all individually identifiable patient information, and name falls right at the top of that category. Be advised the list of authorized disclosures above is not exhaustive.    

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