vs indirect treatment relationships (HIPAA)
regulations divide treatment
relationships into those that involve direct interactions
between providers and patients, and those that do not.
The latter, called
indirect treatment relationships, are those where care is
provided on the basis of the orders of another health care
provider. In such cases, while the services or products (such
as a lab test or a diagnostic screening) may involve a relationship
with the patient, the diagnostic or other results go to the
direct health care provider.
with direct treatment relationships have, among other things,
particular obligations with respect to the Notice
of Privacy Practices.