HIPAA Authorization in Leesburg
Granting Access to Your Medical Matters
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), your healthcare files and any communications you have with medical professionals and practices are private. This is to ensure your safety and privacy.
Unfortunately, this also means that if you want a loved one to have access to your files or to discuss your condition with your doctor, you need to grant them official authorization. Your HIPAA authorization is part of a comprehensive estate plan, and Legacy Law Centers can help you draft this important healthcare document. Our Leesburg estate planning lawyer has helped several individuals create and implement HIPAA authorizations.
Giving a loved one the legal ability to be involved in your healthcare and medical matters can be extremely beneficial, especially in the event of a serious illness or injury. It is important to make sure you choose the right person and create a comprehensive document that clearly states your willingness to let this person have access to your records.
Your HIPAA authorization is one of many important healthcare documents to add to your estate plan, which also include:
- Healthcare power of attorney
- Living wills
- Organ donation authorizations
- Advance medical directives
At Legacy Law Centers, our Leesburg estate planning attorney can help you prepare for unexpected medical emergencies and end-of-life care decisions by helping you choose whom to grant HIPAA authorization. Wherever you are in Loudoun County, if you want someone else to help you when you need it, we’ll make sure they have the legal authorization to do it.