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Veterans Administration Privacy Guidance on Authority to Make Disclosures to Community Partners

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    A white paper on issuing guidance regarding VHA’s legal authority to disclose Veteran information and demographics.


     

    The VHA Privacy Office, in collaboration with the VHA Homeless Program Office, after discussions with the VA Office of General Counsel, is issuing guidance regarding VHA’s legal authority to disclose Veteran information and demographics, which is considered protected health information (PHI), to community partners who assist in serving Veterans who are currently homeless or those with a prior episode of homelessness.