Public Health Risks - We may disclose your health information for public health activities to prevent or control disease, injury or disability. We may use your health information in reporting births or deaths, suspected child abuse or neglect, medication reactions or product malfunctions or injuries, and product recall notifications. We may use your health information to notify someone who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition. If we are concerned that a patient may have been a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence we may ask your permission to make a disclosure to an appropriate government authority. We will make that disclosure only when you agree or when required to do so by law.
Health Oversight Activities - We may disclose your health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These may include audits, investigations, inspections, and licensure. These activities are necessary for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.
Lawsuits and Disputes - If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, we may disclose your health information in response to a court or administrative order. We may disclose your health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
Law Enforcement - We may release your health information request by law enforcement official if 1)there is a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process; 2)if the request is limited to information needed to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person; 3)the information is about the victim of a crime even if, under certain very limited circumstances, we are unable to obtain your agreement; 4)the information is about a death that may be the result of criminal conduct; 5)the information is relevant to criminal conduct on our premises; and 6)it is needed in an emergency to report a crime, the location of a crime or victims, or the identity, description, or location of the person who may have committed the crime.
Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors - We may release your health information to a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director to identify a deceased person or cause of death, or other similar circumstance.
National Security and Intelligence Activities - We may disclose your health information to authorized federal officials for intelligence and other national security activities authorized by law.
Inmates or Individuals in Custody - If you are an inmate of a correctional institution or in custody we may disclose your information. 1)for the institution to provide you with health care, 2)to protect your health and safety or that of others and 3)for the safety and security of the institution.