Unless otherwise provided by law, all medical records and payment records, and the information contained in medical records are privileged and confidential under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This information will only be disclosed as authorized by state or federal law or written authorization signed by the patient or the patient’s health care decision maker.
Exceptions to confidentiality do exist and confidentiality may be broken in the instances of:
- Concern regarding a threat or danger to yourself.
- Concern regarding a threat or danger to others.
- Concern regarding abuse or neglect of a minor or vulnerable adult.
- Concern for a condition that may impair an individuals ability to operate a vehicle.
- In the event a subpoena is filed requesting patient information.