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Web FAQ

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: October 2002

Who can authorize the release of patient health information on behalf of a deceased patient?
The individual authorized to consent to the release of patient health information on behalf of a deceased patient varies by state.
Usually, the personal representative of a deceased patient (execu....

Journal Q&A (11/04)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: November 02, 2004


Q: As a covered entity, do I need to have satisfactory assurance (as required by HIPAA) that an individual has been notified when I am served with a search warrant for a patient's protected health information (PHI)?
A: No. A search warrant is issued by a judge and is considered the same a....

Journal Q&A (5/03)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: May 02, 2003

..t Getting Practical with Privacy and Security, Denver, CO.. ..n increases the level of Security of a system. Y.. ..lecting and Implementing Security Controls.” .. ..actical with Privacy and Security , Denver, CO, 2..

Journal Q&A (7/00)

Author: AHIMA Professional Practice Team

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: July 02, 2000

Q: Should my HIM department accept a subpoena from another state?
A: According to AHIMA's Release and Disclosure: Guidelines Regarding Maintenance and Disclosure of Health Information, "state statutes define the power to issue subpoenas and that power varies from state to stat....

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