Patient Delegation of Privacy

The safeguard and protection of patient information is paramount. In the past it was a common practice for a spouse or partner to make arrangements for medical appointments or inquire if test results had arrived. Our policies have been updated, and effective September 1, 2012, we require written consent from the patient to release information verbally to another party. This will allow us to individually record a patient's directions with regard to safeguarding their medical information.