There are multiple state and federal laws that address what health information can be shared, when it can be shared, and with whom.
In order to reduce confusion about when an individual’s consent is necessary to share health information, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund commissioned Altarum to create resources to help clinicians, providers, payers, and others navigate the laws surrounding health information. These resources are intended to increase the flow of patient information from clinician to clinician, particularly with respect to behavioral health information, resulting in improved care coordination across the state of Michigan. MDHHS shares these desires for better information flow and better care coordination and is, therefore, making these resources available at www.michigan.gov/PHIConsentTool.
To stay up to date with the latest information, resources, and tools for navigating behavioral health consent and confidentiality regulations in Michigan, sign up here to be added to the Michigan Consent Help Listserv.
Providers can contact the PHI Consent Helpline MI.firstname.lastname@example.org