Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information

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Please read this entire form before signing and complete all the sections that apply to your decisions relating to the disclosure of protected health information.

Covered entities as that term is defined by HIPAA and Texas Health & Safety Code § 181.001 must obtain a signed authorization from the individual or the individual's legally authorized representative to electronically disclose that individual's protected health information. Authorization is not required for disclosures related to treatment, payment, healthcare operations, performing certain insurance functions, or as may be otherwise authorized by law. Covered entities may use this form or any other form that complies with HIPAA, the Texas Medical Privacy Act, and other applicable laws. Individuals cannot be denied treatment based on a failure to sign this authorization form, and a refusal to sign this form will not affect the payment, enrollment, or eligibility for benefits.

Name of Patient or Individual

I authorize the following to disclose the individual's protected health information

Who can receive and use the health information?

Reason for Disclosure

What information can be disclosed?

Your initials are required to release the following Information:

By typing your initials below, you are signing this application electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this application.

Effective Time Period

Right to Revoke

I understand that I can withdraw my permission at any time by giving written notice stating my intent to revoke this authorization to the person or organization named under "WHO CAN RECEIVE AND USE THE HEALTH INFORMATION." I understand that prior actions taken in reliance on this authorization by entities that had permission to access my health information will not be affected.

Signature Authorization

By typing your name below, you are signing this application electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this application.

I have read this form and agree to the uses and disclosures of the information as described. I understand that refusing to sign this form does not stop disclosure of health information that has occurred prior to revocation or that is otherwise permitted by law without my specific authorization or permission, including disclosures to covered entities as provided by Texas Health & Safety Code § 181.154(c} and/or 45 C.F.R. § 164.502(a)(1). I understand that information disclosed pursuant to this authorization may be subject to re-disclosure by the recipient and may no longer be protected by federal or state privacy laws.

Signature of Individual or Individual's Legally Authorized Representative

A minor individual's signature is required for the release of certain types of information, including for example, the release of information related to cer­tain types of reproductive care, sexually transmitted diseases and drug, alcohol or substance abuse, and mental health treatment (See, e.g., Tex. Fam. Code§ 32.003).

Signature of Minor Individual

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