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Mental Illness: Families Cut Out of Care
Posted on Mar 02 2016
*NAMI Ron Honberg
Federal law, HIPAA, forbids health providers from disclosing a patient’s medical information without consent, but people with ental illness often need help in making decisions and taking care of themselves, because their illness impairs judgement. Patients may not even realize they’re sick. Excluding families can lead to tragic results.