5.6: Release of Protected Health Information (PHI) Required by Law

  • POLICY:

    Lister Healthcare Corporation may, in accordance with the requirements of this policy and procedure, and without the patients written authorization or oral agreement, use or disclose a patients protected health information to the extent that such use or disclosure is required by law. (164.512a1)

    PROCEDURE:

    • The Extent Required by Law.
      • Lister Healthcare Corporation may, without the patients written authorization or oral agreement, use or disclose protected health information to the extent the use or disclosure is required by law and the use or disclosure complies with, and is limited to, the following:
        • court orders and court ordered warrants;
        • subpoenas or summons issued by a court, grand jury, governmental inspector general, or administrative body authorized to require the production of information;
        • a civil or an authorized investigative demand;
        • Medicare conditions of participation;
        • statutes or regulations that require the production of information. (164.501 and 164.512a1)
    • Additional Requirements.
      • Lister Healthcare Corporation will meet the additional requirements set forth in its policies and procedures governing the following described activities and purposes, if the disclosure:
        • is about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence;
        • relates to a judicial or administrative proceeding; or
        • is to law enforcement officials for law enforcement purposes.

    (164.512a2)

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