To a family member, friend, or other person involved in your health care if you do not object (or if it can be inferred that you do not object) to the sharing of your PHI, or if you are not present or unable to object due to incapacity or emergency, and the disclosure is in your best interests. Only PHI that we determine is directly relevant to the person’s involvement with your health care or payment for health care will be disclosed. Your PHI may be shared with your personal representative. For children, a parent is usually a personal representative.
To comply with an applicable federal, state, or local law, including workers’ compensation or similar programs.
For public health reasons, including (1) to a public health authority for the prevention or control of disease, injury or disability; (2) to a proper government or health authority to report child abuse or neglect; (3) to report reactions to medications or problems with products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration; (4) to notify individuals of recalls of medication or products they may be using; or (5) to notify a
person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease or who may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition.
To report a suspected case of abuse, neglect or domestic violence, as permitted or required by applicable law.
To comply with health oversight activities, such as audits, investigations, inspections, licensure actions, and other government monitoring and activities related to health care provision or public benefits or services.
To the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to demonstrate our compliance with federal health information privacy law.
To respond to an order of a court or administrative tribunal.
To respond to a subpoena, warrant, summons or other legal request if sufficient safeguards, such as a protective order, are in place to maintain your PHI privacy.
To a law enforcement official for a law enforcement purpose.
For purposes of public safety or national security.
To allow a coroner or medical examiner to identify you or determine your cause of death.
To allow a funeral director to carry out his or her duties.
To respond to a request by military command authorities if you are or were a member of the armed forces.