Disclosures Permitted Without Consent for National
In addition, law permits uses
and disclosure of individual health information without your consent
or authorization for certain "national priority" purposes,
- When required by state or federal law.
- To state and federal public health authorities, including state medical officers,
the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agencies charged
with preventing or controlling disease.
- To government authorities, including protective service agencies, authorized to receive reports
of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
- To government health oversight agencies, such as the state and federal Departments
of Health and Human Services, Medicare/Medicaid Peer Review Organizations
(PRO's) and other licensing authorities.
- When required by court order in a judicial or administrative proceeding.
- To law enforcement officials for certain law enforcement purposes, including the reporting
of certain types of wounds or injuries, or pursuant to a warrant,
subpoena, or other legal process, or for the purpose of identifying
or locating a subject, fugitive, material witness, missing person, or
victim, provided that the conditions in the rule are met.
- To coroners, medical examiners, or funeral directors for purposes of identifying
a deceased person or carrying out their duties as required by law.
- When required to avert a serious threat to health or safety.
- When requested for certain specialized government functions
authorized by law, including military and similar situations.
- As authorized by law in connection with workers compensation programs.