Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool
The disclosure is to an agency for public health purposes!
The disclosure may be made:
- With a data use agreement, covered entities may disclose a LDS for public health purposes, such as emergency response planning, to organizations that are not public health authorities authorized to collect or receive protected health information.
- While helpful for some activities, this option is not useful if patient identity is needed for emergency response planning.
- For example, a physician could disclose that a patient is a 101 year old woman who uses a motorized wheelchair if the agreement specifies age, gender and limitations.