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Discontinuation of Legal Resource Team - Legal Resource Manual

by Mary Faile, RHIA
WHIMA Board of Directors 2nd Year Director


The WHIMA Legal Resource Manual that has been a resource on confidentiality and the release of patient information for a number of years. Issues, discussions and statutory reviews were included on many topics, as well as information to be taken in to consideration when creating procedures.

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the availability of online resources to get answers to questions. Also organizations will more often have access to a legal team who can advise them on issues and provide guidance, as well as final decisions on policy and procedures.

The number of subscribers to the Legal Resource Manual is relatively low, yet the membership of the Legal Resource Team spends many hours researching and investigating legal and regulatory topics in an attempt to keep the manual up to date. With limited volunteer resources in WHIMA, consideration was also given to the limited value returned by that relatively large effort of volunteer time that could be used in other areas.

For these reasons, the WHIMA Board has decided to disband the Legal Resource Team, and stop production of the Legal Resource Manual. WHIMA will honor current subscriptions through the respective expiration date.

WHIMA members can still reach out via the website with specific questions and the WHIMA Policy and Legislative Team will continue to watch for legislative news to share with members.

WHIMA Award Nominations

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It is not to late to nominate that special someone for an WHIMA award. The categories of recognition include:
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  • Spirit of WHIMA Award
The Spirit of WHIMA Award was inadvertently omitted from the previous e-Alerts. Nominations for the Spirit of WHIMA Award or any other WHIMA awards, can be done on-line here. Nominations accepted until March 1, 2018.
Leadership Awards Nomination Form

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