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What You Need to Know About HIPAA and Protecting Mental Health Information

HIPAA and mental health

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, is a federal law that sets strict standards for the handling and disclosure of mental health information. Any organization that comes into contact with a person’s mental health information must take steps to protect it from unauthorized access or release. This includes healthcare providers, insurers, and employers. Find out below about things you need to know about HIPAA and protecting your mental health information. Continue reading