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Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool

This is Guidance re: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness


Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Issue Date: July 07, 1905

Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool

Who is the source of the information to be disclosed?

A covered entity
The individual consumer
Other agency or organization that is not a covered entity

To whom is the information being disclosed?

Public Health Authority
A health care provider for treatment
Other agency for public health purposes
Other person(s) / agency

Has the individual consumer signed an authorization permitting the disclosure?


Process Chart

Process flow at-a-glance - PDF

The process chart provides a graphical display of information flow.

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