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    Health Privacy Rules Prompt Need for Medical Trust Checkup

    “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was designed to protect medical privacy by, among other things, preventing doctors from speaking freely about a patient’s medical condition without consent. But his well-intended law may create a problem if … you’ve given power of attorney to someone to take care of your medical and financial needs in the event you become incapacitated.

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