Certain infectious diseases, conditions, and the identity of those who test positive for them, are required by federal and/or state law to be reported to local or state health authorities by your health care provider(s), including ARCpoint Labs, Clinical Authority Staff Physician, their staff, and the laboratories that run the medical tests. The time frames and reporting requirements vary according to the disease or condition
These local and state health authorities are considered Public Health Authorities according to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) which means that they are legally authorized to receive your Protected Health Information (“PHI” However, both ARCpoint Labs and these health authorities will not otherwise share or release any confidential information, unless mandated by law or authorized by you in writing.
You understand that if you test positive for any infectious disease or condition on the state’s list of reportable conditions, your test result and your identifying information will be reported to the applicable local or state health authority.
Reporting this information does not require your permission or consent.
Additionally, you understand that if you test positive for any infectious disease or condition, neither ARCpoint Labs, nor its Clinical Authority Staff Physician, their staff, or the laboratories that run the medical tests, will treat, prescribe medications, or refer you for medical treatment. It is your sole responsibility to seek and comply with necessary treatment and all required follow-up with your physician or local public health department.