The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPPA, protects the privacy of your health information. Your health care providers are prohibited from releasing your medical records unless you provide them with a HIPPA release form. Our Tampa estate planning attorneys highly recommend designation of an agent to have access to your medical records with a duly authorized Release of HIPPA Information as part of your estate plan. In the event you are incapacitated, you can designate an agent to access your medical records, speak with your insurance company regarding coverage and your policy, and give authority for your healthcare providers to share information on your care and progress.
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