Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness - A Decision Tool: Signed Authorization

Is there a signed authorization permitting the disclosure?

Yes, there is a signed authorization from the individual!

Green traffic light with the phrase The disclosure may be made!


  • 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

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Content last reviewed on June 16, 2017