Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Guidelines
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 19a-2a and § 19a-215 and to the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies §s 19a-36-A3-4, the requested information is required to be provided to the Department of Public Health.
Please note that Connecticut General Statutes § 52-146(b)(1) authorizes the release of these records to the Department without the patient's consent. Additionally, the federal Privacy Regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) also authorizes you, as a provider, to release this information without an authorization, consent, release, opportunity to object by the patient, as information (i) required by law to be disclosed [HIPAA Privacy regulation 42 CFR § 164.512(a)] and (ii) as part of the Department's public health activities [HIPAA Privacy regulation § 164.512(b)]. The requested information is what is minimally necessary to achieve the purpose of the disclosure, and you may rely upon this representation in releasing the requested information, pursuant to 42 CFR § 164.514(d)(3)(iii)(A) of the HIPAA Privacy regulations.
To contact the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program, please call 860-509-7994.