Authorized Uses or Disclosures
The following uses or disclosures require a valid authorization as defined by the HIPAA standards.
Uses or Disclosures for Psychotherapy Notes- Not applicable to this practice.
Uses or Disclosures for Marketing Purposes- Not applicable to this practice.
Disclosures for a Sale of Protected Health Information- This practice will require an authorization for any disclosures that would constitute a sale of protected health information.
For any other use or disclosure you wish us to make, you can give us a written, valid authorization. Your authorization must have specific instructions for the use and disclosure you want us to make. You will have the right to revoke the authorization in writing at any time before the information is used or disclosed.
Uses or disclosures requiring an opportunity for the individual to agree or object
For disclosures to others involved with your health care or payment, we will inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to agree or object. These disclosures will be limited to the information necessary to help with your health care or payment. These disclosures will only be made if you do not object.
Uses and disclosures for which an authorization or opportunity to agree or object is not required
The following uses or disclosures do not require an authorization or the opportunity for you to agree or object
Uses and disclosures required by law
This practice may use or disclose protected health information to the extent required by law. The use or disclosure will comply with and be limited to the relevant requirements of such law.
Uses and disclosures for public health activities
This practice may use or disclose protected health information for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability, including, but not limited to, the reporting of disease, injury, and vital events such as birth or death.
Disclosures about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence
This practice may disclose protected health information about an individual whom this practice reasonably believes to be a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
Uses and disclosures for health oversight activities
This practice may disclose protected health information to a health oversight agency for oversight activities authorized by law, including audits, civil, administrative, or criminal investigations, inspections, licensure, or disciplinary actions.
Disclosures for judicial and administrative proceedings
This practice may, in response to an order of a court or administrative tribunal, provide only the protected health information expressly authorized by such order or a subpoena.
Disclosures for law enforcement purposes
This practice may disclose protected health information as required by law including laws that require the reporting of certain types of wounds or other physical injuries.
Uses and disclosures about decedents
This practice may disclose protected health information to a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining a cause of death, or other duties as authorized by law. We may disclose protected health information to a funeral director, as authorized by law, to carry out their duties. This disclosure will be made in reasonable anticipation of death
Uses and disclosures for cadaveric organ, eye or tissue donation purposes
This practice may use or disclose protected health information to organ procurement organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking, or transplantation of cadaveric organs, eyes, or tissue for the purpose of facilitating organ, eye or tissue donation and transplantation.
Uses and disclosures for research purposes
This practice may use or disclose protected health information for research, when the research has been approved by an institutional review board or privacy board, to protect your protected health information.
Uses and disclosures to avert a serious threat to health or safety
This practice may, consistent with applicable law and standards of ethical conduct, use or disclose protected health information, in good faith, if we believe the use or disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public.
Uses and disclosures for specialized government
This practice may use and disclose the protected health information of individuals who are Armed Forces personnel for activities deemed necessary by appropriate military command authorities to assure the proper 2 execution of the military mission, if the appropriate military authority has published by notice in the Federal Register.
Disclosures for workers' compensation
This practice may disclose protected health information as authorized by and to the extent necessary, to comply with laws relating to workers' compensation or other similar programs, established by law, that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness without regard to fault.