May a physician obtain a consent instead of providing the Notice of Privacy Practices?
No. A physician must provide the Notice even if the patient has provided a consent for the physician to make uses and disclosures with the patient’s information. As explained above, the Privacy Rules require a physician to provide the Notice and seek a written acknowledgement of receipt of the Notice.
- What are the requirements for a physician to distribute a Notice of Privacy Practices to patients and seek an acknowledgement that each patient has received a copy?
- May a physician obtain a consent instead of providing the Notice of Privacy Practices?
- Where can I obtain a copy of the Health Plan Notice of Privacy Practices?