Patient Condition Reporting

 

By law, news media must provide a patient's name prior to the release of any patient  condition information.

 

Huntsville Memorial Hospital will not release patient condition information in the following scenarios:

  • Patients who request that no information be released.
  • Patients who are involved in domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child/elderly abuse, chemical dependency or attempted suicide.
  • Patients who are involved in domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, child/elderly abuse, chemical dependency or attempted suicide.
  • Patients in danger as determined by law enforcement officials.
  • Patients who are under age 18, without a parent or legal guardian's written consent. Patients discharged who have not given written consent.

*All policies are in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act's privacy rule and the American Hospital Association's "Guide for the Release of Information on the Condition of Patients."

 

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