We are on the way - this petition is something that needs be acknowledged by our government. The current HIPAA Law does NOT allow anyone any information about patients who are mentally ill -- I was just reading an account written by a caregiver who helped both of her parents through their last years -- both of them with Dementia and Alzheimers -- she an her siblings were all able to call 911, get immediate help, talk with hospitals, doctors, nurses, case workers, tot get he best care for their loved ones. Why are we not allowed to do this for our mentally ill adult children, siblings or parents? Where is the parity in the law? The sad answer is, there isn't parity. The HIPAA law won't allow the mentally ill to be helped by their families --although we desparately want to help! Please help us by signing this petition to get this unfair law changed -- sign now, or if you have already signed, please post on Facebook, email friends and family, spread the word.