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Does HIPPA still apply after someone dies?

Anonymous
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I need my daughter's grandmother's medical history, on her dad's side. She died young of a neurological disease, but I'm not sure what. 

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:09 AM
Then you need to ask family because you are not going to get it from any medical professional. Yes, HIPPA still applies.
Rust.n.Gears
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM
Yes it does
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Pink.Frosting
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Depending on the age of the file in question, it may or may not exist at this point.  I used to work as a medical secretary and after 3 years our old (inactive) files were taken to a locked storage unit and after 10 years they were burned.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM


He and his family are completely uncooperative and uncommunicative. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Then you need to ask family because you are not going to get it from any medical professional. Yes, HIPPA still applies.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:11 AM


This is from years and years ago. Ugh. 

Quoting Pink.Frosting:

Depending on the age of the file in question, it may or may not exist at this point.  I used to work as a medical secretary and after 3 years our old (inactive) files were taken to a locked storage unit and after 10 years they were burned.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:12 AM

Not sure, but good luck with everything.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:12 AM
Then there is really no way for you to find out.


Quoting Anonymous:


He and his family are completely uncooperative and uncommunicative. 


Quoting Anonymous:

Then you need to ask family because you are not going to get it from any medical professional. Yes, HIPPA still applies.





cjsix
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:13 AM

 Unfortunately yes it does...it can make life for those who are left(even spouses or children) to get copies of the medical records. If the person whose records you are trying to get did not put your name on there as allowed to see,request whatever...you can't...even if they died.

KeriAZ
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:14 AM
You can't unless the family gives the OK. I'm in the medical field and the rules still apply.
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 3:18 AM

would it be on the death certificate?

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