Module 1: Introduction to HIPAA
Module 2: Fundamentals of PHI
Module 3: The Privacy Rule – Uses, Disclosures, and Compliance
Module 4: The Security Rule – Uses, Disclosures, and Compliance
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3.6 Permitted Uses and Disclosures

The disclosure and use of PHI by a covered entity is permissible but not required in the following circumstances:

  • For a treatment, payment, or healthcare operations
  • For public interest and benefit activities
  • To the individual who is subject to the information
  • Where opportunity is given to the individual to agree or object
  • Incidental use and disclosure.
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