Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose health information about you in connection with health care operations necessary to run our programs, including review of treatment and services, training, evaluating the performance of our staff and health care professionals, quality assurance, financial or billing audits, legal matters, and business planning and development.
Disclosure to Family Members and Friends. We may disclose your health information to a family member or friend who is involved with your care or payment for your care if you do not object or, if you are not present, we believe it is in your best interest to do so.
Lawsuits and Legal Actions. We may disclose patient health information in response to a court or administrative order; or to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process that is not ordered by a court if efforts have been made to notify the patient or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
Law Enforcement Purposes. We may disclose patient health information to a law enforcement official for a law enforcement purposes, such as to identify or locate a suspect, material witness or missing person or to alert law enforcement of a crime.
Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors. We may disclose patient health information to a coroner, medical examiner or funeral director to allow them to carry out their duties.
Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation. We may use or disclose patient health information to organ procurement organizations or others that obtain, bank or transplant cadaveric organs, eyes or tissue for donation and transplant.
Research Purposes. We may use or disclose patient health information for research purposes pursuant to patient authorization, waiver, or approval by an Institutional Review Board or Privacy Board.
Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use or disclose patient health information if we believe it is necessary to do so to prevent or lessen a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety.
Specialized Government Functions. We may disclose patient health information to the military (domestic or foreign) about members or veterans, for national security and protective services for the President or other heads of state, to the government for security clearance reviews, and to a jail or prison with regard to inmates.
Workers Compensation. We may disclose patient health information to comply with workers’ compensation laws or similar programs that provide benefits from work-related injuries or illness.
We will make other uses and disclosures of health information not discussed in this Notice only with written authorization. You may revoke that authorization at any time in writing. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing your health information for the reasons covered by the authorization.