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Information Sharing in Medical-Legal Partnerships: Foundational Concepts and Resources

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In order to effectively facilitate patient access to the legal services that can ultimately improve health, it is critical that healthcare practitioners and legal service providers be able to share information. Medical-legal partnerships are designed to encourage and enable this communication, but the information privacy legal framework may still present obstacles, both real and perceived, to effective information sharing. This brief discusses numerous opportunities to share information within the boundaries of that legal framework, and describes different consent models that are possible.

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