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    Special Situations

Gracie Square Hospital  
420 East 76th Street   
New York , NY 10021  

info@nygsh.org  




Special Situations

  • In a Medical Emergency: We may use and disclose your protected health information to medical personnel of the Hospital and other licensed emergency service providers in a medical emergency.

  • To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety: We may use and disclose your protected health information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person.

  • Health Oversight Activities: We may disclose protected health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These oversight activities include, for example, audits, investigations, inspections, and licensure.

  • Public Health Risks: We may disclose to authorize public health or government officials your protected health information for public health activities. These activities generally include the following: To a person subject to the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for purposes related to the quality, safety or effectiveness of an FDA-regulated product or service; to prevent or control disease, injury or disability; to report: disease or injury, births and deaths, child abuse or neglect, reactions to medications and food or problems with products; to notify: people of recalls or replacements of products they may be using, people who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition; or with your authorization, to the appropriate government authority if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence.

  • Organ and Tissue Donation: If you are an organ or tissue donor, we may release your protected health information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ, eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank.

  • Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors: We may release protected health information to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also release protected health information to funeral directors so they can carry out their duties.

  • Workers' Compensation: We may release your protected health information for workers' compensation or similar programs.

  • Military and Veterans: If you are a member of the armed forces of the United States or another country, we may release your protected health information as required by military command authorities.

  • As Required by Law: We may use and disclose your protected health information when required to do so by federal, state or local law.

  • Law Enforcement: We may release protected health information if asked to do so by a law enforcement official: In response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process; to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person; about the victim of a crime if, under certain circumstances, we are unable to obtain the person's agreement; about a death we believe may be the result of criminal conduct; about criminal conduct at the Hospital; in emergency circumstances to report a crime; the location of the crime or victims; or the identity, description or location of the person who committed the crime; or to authorized federal officials so they may provide protection for the President and other authorized persons or conduct special investigations.

  • National Security and Intelligence Activities: We may release your protected health information to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities authorized by law.

  • Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose your protected health information in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose your protected health information in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other legal demand by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.

  • Research: Under certain circumstances, we may use and disclose your protected health information for research purposes. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health and recovery of all patients who received one medication to those who received another, for the same condition. All research projects, however, are subject to a special approval process. This process evaluates a proposed research project and its use of protected health information, to balance research needs with a patients' need for privacy of their protected health information. Before we use or disclose protected health information for research, the project will be approved through this process. However, we may disclose your protected health information to people preparing to conduct a research project, for example, to help them look for patients with specific medical needs, so long as the protected health information they review does not leave the Hospital. When required by law, we will ask for your specific written authorization if the researcher will have access to your name, address or other information that reveals who you are, or will be involved in your treatment at the Hospital.

  • HIV-Related Information: Confidential HIV-related information is any information indicating that you had an HIV-related test, have HIV-related illness or AIDS, or have an HIV-related infection, as well as any information which could reasonably identify you as a person who has had a test or has HIV infection. Under New York State law, confidential HIV-related information can only be given to persons allowed to have it by law, or persons you have allowed to have it by signing a specific authorization form.








For further information Contact Us at Gracie Square Hospital
212-988-4400 or Email Us at info@nygsh.org


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