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Important to know protocols on release of pediatric records

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Keith Kerns, Esq. ODA Director of Legal and Legislative Services Since the advent of federal privacy regulations under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in 2003, dental offices have focused their attention on the security and safeguarding of the health information they gather on patients in the course of treatment. Concerns about patient privacy have forced offices to exercise caution on release of those records. One issue that arises for dental practices is on…

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