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MA Consent Forms Bulletin Suspended
June 5, 2001

The Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) suspended Bulletin 99-00-05, Consent Forms for the Release of Confidential Information due to the large number of inquiries regarding the proper use and/or applicability of the Consent Forms. The Departments of Public Welfare and Health plan to re-examine the Consent Forms and evaluate potential revisions to the forms and the scope of coverage. The Bulletin announcing this suspension is 99-01-05 and can be obtained through the OMAP web site.

Providers may continue to use the Consent Forms, or may develop and utilize their own forms that satisfy the consent and disclosure requirements under applicable state and federal laws and regulation.

Questions regarding confidentiality and release of patient information should be directed to the appropriate program office or to Rebecca May at the Association.

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