Pa Powers of Attorney – 1 – HIPAA
When Congress enacted HIPAA on August 21, 1996, however, one of its critical concerns was protecting the privacy of the average American citizen.
HIPAA is vast.
Prior to HIPAA’s enactment, medical records had become increasingly accessible as a result of technological advances that contributed widespread information sharing.
HIPAA targeted the potential for fraudulent or improper disclosure and transmission of medical records.
In doing so HIPAA has created a challenge for lawyers in Pennsylvania who seek to protect the rights of clients who need to exercise Powers of Attorney for their loved ones within the HIPAA environment.