Authorization for Release of Medical Information

Any disclosure of substance use disorder patient record governed by Federal law (see 42 CFR part 2) shall be accompanied by the following written statement:

This information has been disclosed to you from records protected by Federal confidentiality rules (42 CFR Part 2). The Federal rules prohibit you from making further disclosure of this information unless further disclosure is expressly permitted by the written consent of the person to whom it pertains or as otherwise permitted by 42 CFR Part 2. A general authorization for the release of medical or other information is NOT sufficient for this purpose. The Federal rules restrict any use of the information to criminally investigate or prosecute any substance use disorder patient.
Patient Information
Authorization to release my medical records
A fee for medical record copies may apply. A patient whose records are copied and sent to another healthcare provider for the purpose of continuing to receive medical care does not pay a fee for medical record copies. Requests for medical record copies for any use other than medical care will be billed. The HIPAA Privacy Rule permits healthcare providers to impose a reasonable, cost-based fee to an individual requesting a copy of medical records. The fee may only include the cost of labor, supplies and postage.
Information to Release
Disclosure of sensitive information
I understand that this may include sensitive information relating to:
  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Behavioral health services/psychiatric care.
  • Treatment for alcohol and/or substance use disorder.
Delivery Method
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