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Disclosure question

An employer is also a healthcare provider and provides services to its workforce members through an employee clinic. If one member of the employer’s workforce is evaluated in the clinic and the doctors discover a non-work-related illness such as tuberculosis, may the clinic disclose the individual’s protected health information to the employer without the authorization of the patient?

Jorge Laguna
Chief Privacy and Security Officer
Puerto Rico Medical Services Administration