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Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: Multiple Roles & Responsibilities - Hybrid Entities

This is an Emergency Preparedness Decision Tool - Roles and Responsibilities for Hybrid Entities

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Issued by: Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: Multiple Roles & Responsibilities - Hybrid Entities


Multiple Roles & Responsibilities - Hybrid Entities

  • Some public agencies perform both covered entity functions (e.g. provider, health plan) and other functions (e.g. public health).
  • These agencies may choose to be hybrid entities, so that the information held by the non-covered component would not be subject to the Privacy Rule.
  • Special provisions apply; basically, the covered component (provider, health plan) must limit information shared with the rest of the organization the same way that it limits disclosures to other entities.
  • Specific questions should be addressed to the agency. The agency's privacy official should be of assistance.

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