You’ve Been Served: A Mental Health Provider’s Guide to Records Requests

You’ve Been Served: A Mental Health Provider’s Guide to Records Requests

Mental health providers engage with highly confidential health information on a daily basis. From our experience, psychiatrists and therapists also tend to be sensitive to the information in their patient records and very HIPAA-literate.  For these reasons, a police request or court order for patient records can be stressful and confusing. Who has the right...

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Cherokee Nation seeks to hold large companies accountable for opioid crisis

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold large companies accountable for opioid crisis

The lawsuit asserts that “he brunt of the epidemic could have been, and should have been, prevented by the defendant companies acting within the U.S. drug distribution industry, which are some of the largest corporations in America. These drug wholesalers and retailers have profited greatly by allowing the Cherokee Nation to become flooded with prescription...

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How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How to Avoid Being Surprised by a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The provider-patient dynamic has long been plagued by paternalistic decision-making, timid patients, and communication failures.  I believe that the system is the problem, not thepeople who comprise it.  And the system is inextricably linked to the insurance companies, the business of hospital management, and the exhausting balancing of practice profits against patient...

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