Authorized and Non-Authorized Disclosures Policy
Protected health information (PHI)
may be disclosed without patient authorization (authorized Disclosures) in
certain circumstances. These include but are not limited to:
|For Treatment, Payment, and Health care Operations (TPO)|
|Public health authority|
|The medical examiner or coroner after a patient has died|
|As authorized by state or federal law or regulation|
If this practice makes a non-authorized disclosure, federal regulations require us to keep a log of these disclosures for six years. As has always been our policy non-authorized types of disclosures have never been made, and will not be done so in the future without your specific permission.
A patient may request, in writing, an accounting of any non-authorized disclosures of his PHI. The patient is allowed one accounting per year at no charge. If a patient requests more frequent disclosures, this practice charges $25 for this service.
Accounting of Non-Authorized Use or Disclosure Request Form
I, ___________________________, request that Brett Elliott, M.D. P.A. provide me with an accounting of any and all non-authorized uses and disclosures of my protected health information (PHI) since _______________ (date).
I understand that there is a charge for this information if I have previously requested this information within the last 12 months. I have been informed that the cost of this will be $25, which is payable prior to mailing of this information or upon its receipt if presented in person. I agree to be financially responsible for this fee.
Patient signature: __________________________________ Date: ______________
This page was last updated on 07/26/2013