• AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION

    This form is used to authorize the release of protected health information in accordance with the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).


    Completion of this document authorizes the disclosure and/or use of health information about you. Failure to provide all information requested may invalidate this authorization.

  • USE AND DISCLOSURE OF HEALTH INFORMATION

  • RESTRICTIONS:

    I understand that if the person or entity that receives the information is not a healthcare provider or a health plan covered by federal privacy regulations, the information described above may be re-disclosed and no longer protected by these regulations. However, the recipient may be prohibited from disclosing substance abuse information under the Federal Substance Abuse Confidentiality Requirements.

    I realize that the office and its employees have a responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the medical records in its possession. I understand that once the information is disclosed, it may be re-disclosed by the recipient and the information may not be protected by federal privacy laws or regulations. The office will not be held responsible for any subsequent disclosure by the recipient of the health information. I release
    Brett Gidney, MD, and employees of any liability that may arise as a result of any subsequent disclosure of my health information by the recipient.

    I may revoke this authorization at anytime, but I must do so in writing and submit it to the following address:

    Dr. Brett Gidney
    504 W Pueblo St
    Suite 101
    Santa Barbara, CA 93105


    My revocation will take effect upon receipt, except to the extent that others have acted in reliance upon this authorization.

    I have a right to receive a copy of this authorization.

    Information disclosed pursuant to this authorization could be re-disclosed by the recipient.