Bioterrorism, Public Health and the Law 
Law 801: Health Care Law Seminar
Professor Vernellia R. Randall

Release of Medical Records

 

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00: Intro to the Course
01: Intro to the Problem
02: Public Health System
03: Real Threat?
04: Public Health Law
05: Disease-Reporting
06: Quarantine
07: Model Act
08: Military Presence
09: Health Law Revisited

 

Ohio Admin. Code 3701-3-08 Release of Patient's Medical Records

(A) Any person, hospital, clinic, agency or other institution or facility providing care or treatment to an individual suffering from a communicable disease which is required to be reported under Chapter 3701. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder by the public health council, or a disease that the director requires special inquiry be made under sections 3701.13 and 3701.14 of the Revised Code, shall, upon written request by the director provide access to the patient's medical record to the director during an investigation of such disease.

(B) All information that is furnished to or procured by the director under Chapter 3701-3 of the Administrative Code shall be used exclusively to carry out the director's mandated duties, including the duty to control and suppress disease, especially when contagious, infectious, epidemic, or endemic, as set forth in section 3701.14 of the Revised Code. The director shall not release such information without the patient's consent, except as may be necessary to provide services to that individual or as necessary to carry out the director's mandated duties. However, such information may be disclosed in statistical or other form, which does not reasonably tend to disclose the identity of any individual.

 

 
 
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 11/30/2002

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