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Treatment of minors with separated, unmarried or divorced parents

by Nathan E. DeLong, Esq. - ODA Director of Legal & Legislative Services
11/13/2017
ODA Today

Since the advent of federal privacy regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), dental offices have focused their attention on the security and safeguarding of the health information they gather on patients in the course of treatment. Concerns about patient privacy have forced offices to exercise caution on release of patient records. One issue that frequently arises for dental practices is the release of a child’s records when the child’s parents are…

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