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  •  Communicate what? I'm really confused. (0+ / 0-)

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:58:44 PM PST

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    •  I believe in both the Virginia Tech and Aurora (1+ / 0-)
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      cases (maybe Tucson also) the shooters were known to have mental heath issues but that info was not communicated to law enforcement or if it was, it was not taken seriously.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:51:04 PM PST

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      •  The disclosure of personal health and behavioral (1+ / 0-)
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        health information is protected by HIPAA.

        HIPAA Privacy Rules for the Protection of Health and Mental Health Information

        The Privacy Rule protects all “protected health information” (PHI), including individually identifiable health or mental health information held or transmitted by a covered entity in any format, including electronic, paper, or oral statements.

        The allow does allow disclosure at times:
        Providers may disclose PHI that they believe necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent physical threat to a person or the public, when such disclosure is made to someone they believe can prevent or lessen the threat (including the target of the threat).
        But as someone who works in behavioral health, I can tell you that the improper disclosure of phi is a big deal.

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