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May a covered entity disclose protected health information in response to a court order?


Yes. A covered entity may disclose protected health information to comply with a court order, including an order of an administrative tribunal. Such disclosures must be limited to the protected health information expressly authorized by the order. See 45 CFR 164.512(e)(1)(i).

Date Created: 01/07/2005

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Content last reviewed on July 26, 2013