Final Rule Allows Disclosure of VA Protected Records

 Friday, October 9, 2020

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this week released a final rule that will allow the disclosure of certain protected records, without the written consent of the patient, to a non-VA entity for purposes of providing health care, including hospital care, medical services, and extended care services to patients or performing other health care-related activities or functions. This rule will go into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.