I know a psychiatrist who hates the idea of any legislation relaxing hipaa restrictions. His view was one of the most unique I have heard.
“It is a terrible idea to put parents in charge of an adult child and ultimately that is what that does. It defines their relationship as a struggle for control that, in my experience, almost always ended in disaster for everyone concerned. No one trusts anyone. Everyone blames everybody for any problems that occur. Even well meaning parents almost always end up trying to define their “child” as good when he listens to them and irresponsible when they don’t. It is a losing proposition for everyone. It is not the information shared that is most important. It is how sharing that information defines their relationship. ”
It certainly makes sense to me. Just thought I would share.