Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: Disclosure to Health Care Provider for Treatment Purposes
Covered entities may disclose PHI to health care providers for treatment purposes!
A health plan or provider may disclose PHI to a health care provider for treatment, which includes ensuring continuity of care.
Example: A group home may disclose PHI to another health care facility to which the individuals will be evacuated in an emergency.
The minimum necessary standard does not apply.
NOTE: A covered health care provider may disclose to a third party that is not a health care provider for treatment purposes; minimum necessary does apply.