Authorizations

Before you sign a form authorizing any use or disclosure of your medical information:

  • read the form closely
  • ask questions about anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or that you don't understand

always question a form authorizing someone to use or disclose your information for all legally valid purposes

always question an authorization that does not specify a time limit for using or sharing your information

  • edit the terms or decline to sign an authorization if you remain uncomfortable