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Lawmakers urged to ease HIPAA limits for parents
Modern Healthcare

It is a tragic, terrifying, heart- and gut-wrenching experience for a parent to watch helplessly as the child they’ve raised from infancy spirals out of control as a young adult, caught in the whirlpool of drug or alcohol addiction or mental illness.

It’s an even greater tragedy to bury that adult child, knowing that healthcare information that might have enabled a parent to intervene had been kept from them due to provider interpretations of the chief federal healthcare privacy law.