NRPM: Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information. 7. Disclosure of directory information. (§ 164.510(h))

11/03/1999

In § 164.510(h), we propose to permit covered entities to disclose information that could reveal protected health information about an individual for purposes of a facility patient directory, if the individual has indicated consent to such disclosures, or if the individual who is incapacitated had not previously expressed a preference in this regard and a covered entity determines that including such information in the directory would be consistent with good medical practice. Directory information could include only the person’s name, location in the institution, and general condition.