Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA) enhanced the privacy of individual's health records, the Act reduced the accessibility of medical information to caring loved ones. Murphy gives thoughtful advice on counseling clients about health care powers of attorney, record releases, springing powers of attorney, stand alone medical record releases, and the special status of psychotherapy notes.
Murphy, Thomas J.
"Dealing with HIPAA: Powers of Attorney, Record Releases, Court Orders, and Subpoenas,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol5/iss2/4