Facility Directory: Unless you notify us that you object, the following medical information about you will be in our facilities’ directories: your name, your location in our facility; your condition described in general terms, your religious affiliation, if any. We may disclose this information to members of the clergy or except for your religious affiliation, to other who contact us and ask for information about you by name.
Notification: Medical information to notify or to help notify; a family member, your persona representative or
another person responsible for your care. We will share information about your location, general condition, or death. If you are present, we will get your permission if possible before we share, or give you the opportunity to refuse permissions. In case of emergency, and if you are not able to give or refuse permission, we will share only the health information that is directly necessary for your health care, according to our professional judgment. We will also use our professional judgment to make decisions in your best interest about allowing someone to pick up medicine, medical supplies, x‐ray or medical information for you.
Disaster Relief: Medical information with a public or private organization or person who can legally assist in
disaster relief efforts.
Fundraising: We may provide medical information to one of our affiliated fundraising foundations to contact
you for fundraising purposes. We will limit our use and sharing to information that describes you in general, not personal, terms and dates of your health care. In any fundraising materials, we will provide you a description of how you may choose not to receive future fundraising communications.
Research in Limited Circumstances: Medical information for research purposes in limited circumstances where the research has been approved by a review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of medical information.
Funeral director, Coroner, Medical Examiner: To help them carry out their duties, we may share the medical information of a person who has died with a coroner, medical examiner, funeral director or an organ
Specialized Government Function: Subject to certain requirements, we may disclose or use health information in response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, discovery request or other lawful process, under certain circumstances. Under limited circumstances, such as a court order, warrant or grand jury subpoena, we may share your medical information with law enforcement officials. We may share limited information with a law enforcement official concerning the medical information of a suspect, fugitive, material witness, crime victim or missing person. We may share the medical information of an inmate or other person in lawful custody
with a law enforcement official or correctional institution under certain circumstances.
Public Health Activities: As required by law, we may disclose you medical information to public health or legal authorities charge with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, including child abuse or neglect. We may also disclose your medical information to persons subject to jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration for purposes of reporting adverse events associated with product defects or problems, to enable product recalls, repairs or replacements, to track products or to conduct activities required by the Food and Drug Administration. We may also, when we are authorized by law to do so, notify a person who may have been exposed to communicable disease or otherwise be at risk of contracting or spreading a disease or condition.
Victims of Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence: We may disclose medical information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may share your medical information if it is necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health or safety and the health or safety of others. We may share medical information when necessary to help law enforcement officials capture a person who has admitted to being part of a crime or has escaped from legal custody.
Worker’s Compensation: We may disclose health information when authorized and necessary to comply with
laws relating to worker’s compensation or similar other programs.
Health Oversight Activities: We may disclose medical information to any agency providing health oversight activities authorized by law, including audits, civil, administrative, or criminal investigations or proceedings, inspections, licensure or disciplinary actions, or other authorized activities.
Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, we may disclose health information to law enforcement officials. These circumstances include reporting required by certain laws (such as the reporting of certain types of wounds), pursuant to certain subpoena or court orders, reporting limited information concerning identification and location at the request of law enforcement officials, reporting death, crimes on our premises, and crimes in emergencies.