Limits on Patient Confidentiality
We are required to disclose confidential information if any of the following conditions exist:
- You are a danger to yourself or others.
- Your provider was appointed by the courts to evaluate you.
- Your contact with your provider is for the purpose of determining sanity in a criminal proceeding.
- Your contact is for the purpose of establishing your capacity to make decisions or competence.
- The contact is one in which your provider must file a report to a public employer or a report is to be made to a public office, if such report or record is open to public inspection (i.e. Worker’s Compensation).
- You are under the age of 16 years and are the victim of a crime.
- You are a minor and your provider reasonably suspects you are the victim of abuse.
- You are a person over the age of 65 and your provider believes you are the victim of abuse.
- You die and the communication is important to decide an issue concerning a deed or conveyance, will or other writing executed by you.
- You file suit against your provider for breach of duty or your provider files suit against you.
- You have filed suit against anyone and have claimed mental/emotional damages as part of the suit and your records have been subpoenaed.
- Your insurance company paying for services has the right to review all records.
- You agree in writing to waive your rights to privilege or give consent to limited disclosure by your provider.
- We may disclose your health information to authorized federal officials who are conducting national security and intelligence activities or providing protective services to the President or other important officials. By law we cannot reveal when we have disclosed such information to the government.
If you have any questions about these limitations, please discuss them with your provider.
DR. DELIGHT, PA HIPAA & Privacy Act Notice