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Bill Detail: HB24-1217

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Title Sharing of Patient Health-Care Information
Status Sent to the Governor (05/15/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
J. Amabile (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Mullica (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/05/2024
Summary

The bill requires the behavioral health administration in the
department of human services (BHA) to create a universal behavioral
health consent form for disclosure of an individual's protected health
information in compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act of 1996.
The office of e-health innovation in the governor's office is
required to convene a working group to determine how to most
effectively create a centralized digital consent repository that allows
patients to provide, extend, deny, and revoke consent for sharing their
medical data and information between physical and behavioral
health-care providers, family members, community organizations, payers,
and state agencies at any time.
The BHA is required to create a friends and family input form
(form) to allow an individual to provide a treating professional or a
licensed or designated facility or organization with information related to
a patient receiving mental health or substance use services. The bill
prohibits an individual from knowingly and intentionally making a false
statement on the form; performing this act constitutes an unclassified
misdemeanor penalized by a fine of not more than $1,000.

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