AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEAS E OF HEALTH INFORMATION PURSUANT TO HIPAA
I, or my authorized representative, request that health information regarding my care and treatment as set forth on this form:
In accordance with New York State Law and the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA), I understand that:
1. This authorization may include disclo sure of information relating to ALCOHOL and DRUG ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH
TREATMENT, except psyc hotherapy not es, and CONFIDENTIAL HIV* RELATED INFORMATION only if I place my initials on
the appropriate line in Item 9(a). In the event the health information described below includes any of these types of information, and I
initial the lin e on th e box in Item 9(a), I specifically authorize release of such information to the person(s) indicated in Item 8.
2. If I am authorizing th e release of HIV-related, alcohol, or drug treatment, or mental health treatment information, the recipient is
prohibited from redisclosing such information without my author ization unless permitted to do so under fede ral or state law. I understand
that I have the right to request a list of people who may receive or use my HIV-related information without authorization. If I experience
discrimi nation because of the release or disclosure of HIV-related information, I may contact the New York State Division of Human
Rights at (212) 480-2493 or the New York City Commission of Hu man Righ ts at (212) 306-7450. These agencies are responsible for
protecting my rights.
3. I have the right to revoke this authorization at any time by writing to the health care provider listed below. I understand that I may
revoke this autho rization except to the extent that action has already been taken based on this authorization.
4. I understand that signing this authorization is voluntary. My treatment, payment, enrollment in a health plan, or eligibility for benefits
will not be conditioned upon my authorizatio n of this disclosure.
5. Information disclosed under this authorization might be redisclosed by the recipient (except as noted above in Item 2), and this
redisclosure may no longer be protected by federal or state law.
6. THIS AUTHORIZATION DOES NOT AUTHORIZE YOU TO DISCUSS MY HEALTH INFORMATION OR MEDICAL
CARE WITH ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ATTORNEY OR GOVERNMENTA L AGENCY SPECIFIED IN ITEM 9 (b).
All Items on this form have been completed and my questions about this form have been answered. In addition, I have been provided a
cop y of the form.
_______________________________________ Date: __________________________________
Signature of Patient or representative authorized by law.
* Human Immunodeficiency Virus that causes AIDS. The New York State Public Health Law protects information which reasonably could identify someone as
having HIV symptoms or infection and information regarding a person’s contacts.
Patient Name Date of Birth Medical Record Number
7. Name and address of health provider or en tity to release this information:
8. Name and address of person (s) or category of p erson to whom this information will be sent:
9(a). Specific information to be released:
□ Medical Record form (ins ert date) _______ _________ ______to (insert date)______________________
□ Entire Medical Record, including patient histories, office notes (except psychoth erapy notes), test results, radiology studies,
films, referrals, consults, billing records, insurance records, and records sent to you by other health care providers.
□ Other:________________ ____________________ Include : (Indicate by Initialing)
______________________ _________ Alcohol/Drug Treatment
_________ Mental Health Information
_________ HIV-Rela ted Inf orm atio n
_________ Genetic Testing
Authorization to Discuss Health Information
(b). □ By in itialing here ____ _ I authorize _________________________ ___________________________ ___________
Initials Name of individual health care provider
to discuss my health information with my attorney, or a gov ernmental agency, listed here:
_____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ __________________ _________ _________ _________ ________
(Attorney/Firm or Gove rnme ntal Agency Name)
10. Reason for release of information:
□ At request of individual
11. Date or event on which this authorization will expire:
12. If not the patient, name of person signing form: 13. Authority to sign on behalf of patient: