NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. 13. Special disclosures that do not require authorization – public health, research, etc. (§164.510)


This proposed rule would also permit disclosure of patients’ health information in special cases and under certain conditions. These disclosures would be optional under this proposed rule but may be mandatory under other laws. The primary examples of such permissible disclosures are for: public health purposes, for health oversight purposes, for judicial and administrative proceedings, to coroners and medical examiners, to law enforcement agencies, to next-of-kin, to governmental health data systems, for research purposes, other disclosures required by law, among others. Each of these disclosures and uses would be subject to specific conditions, described in the proposed rule.