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Estate Planning Tip: HIPAA Privacy Rules Can Frustrate Intent of 'Power of Attorney' Instrument
The Washington Post; subscription may be requiredLink to more items from this source
July 12, 2004
Excerpt: The [HIPAA medical privacy] rules are meant to prevent improper disclosure of a person's medical records and related information, which is certainly a laudable goal, but lawyers have noted that the rules could create a Catch-22 for powers of attorney and other directives that are triggered when a person becomes disabled.

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