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Can my health care provider discuss my health information with an interpreter?

Yes.  HIPAA allows your health care provider to share your health information with an interpreter who works for the provider to help communicate with you or your family, friends, or others involved in your care.  If the interpreter is someone who does not work for your health care provider, HIPAA also allows your provider to discuss your health information with the interpreter so long as you do not object.


Created 9/16/08

Content created by Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013