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Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: No Signed Authorization

Is there a signed authorization permitting the disclosure?

No, there is not a signedauthorization from the individual!

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The disclosure may not be made if the Rule does not otherwise permit the disclosure!


The covered entity must obtain individual authorization, unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted by another provision of the Privacy Rule. See decision tool questions for a discussion of permitted disclosures for treatment and public health purposes.

Authorization must meet all requirements in the Privacy Rule to be valid

Minimum necessary does not apply

Frequently Asked Questions for Professionals - Please see the HIPAA FAQs for additional guidance on health information privacy topics.

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Content last reviewed on November 6, 2015