A HIPAA Authorization Form protects you in instances where you become incapacitated. When you sign this document, you’re choosing someone to be able to access your medical records. This designated person can make decisions about your care in situations where you are no longer able to make those decisions yourself. Without a HIPAA Authorization Form, the laws on medical record privacy could prevent the person you choose from being able to view your records.
What Does a HIPAA Authorization Form Do?
With a HIPAA form, you are able to:
- Nominate a trusted person such as a family member, friend, or trustee so they can have access to your health care information. The person you choose is normally the same person you name to be your health care power of attorney. Additionally, the designated person can make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so yourself.
- Your authorization comes into effect once your health care provider receives a written request.
- You should note that you are able to recant this form’s authorization at any time. When drafting your HIPAA Authorization document, you’ll document your right to recant as well as stating the revocation procedure.
In addition to the HIPAA authorization form, you should also have a Health Care Power of Attorney. Rashelle Fetty and The Fetty Firm are ready to help you as you work on drafting both of these documents and making sure that they are valid. Overall, estate planning is very complex in several aspects.
Rashelle Fetty and The Fetty Firm have vast experience in terms of helping clients draft important documents. In addition to HIPAA forms, we can also help clients draft trusts, wills, living wills, and other important estate planning documents. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn more about our services. You can reach The Fetty Firm by calling (214) 546-5746. Moreover, you can learn more about HIPAA forms by visiting our website.