MDHHS releases new PHI consent resources for providers

To reduce confusion about when an individual’s consent is necessary to share health information, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is making new resources available to help clinicians and providers navigate the laws surrounding protected health information (PHI).

There are multiple state and federal laws that address what health information can be shared, when it can be shared and with whom. These resources are intended to increase the flow of patient information from clinician to clinician, particularly in the case of behavioral health information. Ultimately,

You can access these tools by visiting the MDHHS website.

To stay current with the latest information, resources and tools for navigating behavioral health consent and confidentiality regulations in Michigan, you can sign up to be added to the Michigan Consent Help Listserv.