- If the patient is 18 years old or older, he or she is considered to be an adult. Due to HIPAA regulations, unless we have a signed Release of Information form from the patient authorizing us to communicate with you, we are unable to do so
- Are you a parent or legal guardian of a minor child? As long as we have appropriate documentation indicating that fact, communication is possible under appropriate conditions.
- Are you a grandparent or a sibling or an "in-law" or a cousin twice removed or (you name it)? Unless we have written consent in the form of a Release of Information signed by the patient, due to HIPAA regulations, we are not authorized to communicate with you.
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