St.Vincent Clay Hospital preserves the confidentiality of medical information to protect patients' privacy. Guidelines pertaining to the release of such information are established to protect the patients' right to privacy, as well as to provide the information to authorized persons for patient care, insurance and legal matters, and other legitimate business purposes. Except in specific instances, the authorization of the patient (or an authorized representative) is necessary before such information may be released.
The following conditions may serve to clarify the patient's condition:
A written authorization is required for the release of records.If the request is submitted in person, picture identification is required.
NOTE: If information concerns a minor treated primarily for drug and/or alcohol abuse, consent need only be given by the minor.