Public Health and National Security
We may be required to disclose to Federal officials or military
authorities health information necessary to complete an investigation related to public health or national security. Health information could be important when the government believes that
the public safety could benefit when the information could lead
to the control or prevention of an epidemic or the understanding of new side effects of a drug treatment or medical device.
For Law Enforcement
As permitted or required by State of Federal law, we may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for
certain law enforcement purposes, including, under certain limited circumstances, if you are a victim of a crime or in order to
Family, Friends and Caregivers
We may share your health information with those you tell us will
be helping you with home hygiene, treatment, medications, or
payment. We will be sure to ask your permission first, In the
case of an emergency, where you are unable to tell us what you
want we will use our very best judgement when sharing your
health information only when it will be important to those participating in providing your care.
Authorization to Us or Disclose Health Information
Other than what is stated above or where Federal, State or Local
law requires of us, we will not disclose your health information
other than with your written authorization. You may revoke that
authorization in writing at any time.
This new law is careful to describe that you have the fallowing
rights to your health information.
You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and
disclosures of your health information. Our office will make every effort to honor reasonable restriction preferences from our
You have the right to request that we communicate with you in
a certain way. You may request that we only communicate your
health information privately with no other family members present or through mail communications that are sealed. We will
make every effort to honor your reasonable requests for confidential communications.
Inspect and Copy Your Health Information
You have the right to read, review and copy your health information, including you complete chart, x-rays and billing records.
If you would like a copy of your health information, please let us
know. We may need to charge you a reasonable fee to duplicate
and assemble your copy.