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HIPAA Privacy Rule: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool

Is there a signed authorization permitting the disclosure?

Yes, there is a signed authorization from the individual!

    The disclosure may be made!

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  • The covered entity must obtain individual authorization, unless the disclosure is otherwise permitted by another provision of the Privacy Rule

  • Authorization must meet all requirements in the Privacy Rule to be valid

  • Minimum necessary does not apply

    Last revised: June 27, 2006

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