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Privacy and Confidentiality in Georgia

 

Privacy and Confidentiality in Georgia

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Confidentiality of medical records Accuracy and Confidentiality of Patient Records, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-20A-8 Accuracy and Confidentiality of Patient Records
Home Health Agencies Standards for Patient Care, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 111-8-31-.09 Home Health Agencies Standards for Patient Care
Confidentiality and disclosure requirements of public health reporting information (disease specific information/registry data) (Cross reference to Public Health Reporting) Alzheimer's Disease Registry, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-2A-17 Alzheimer's Disease Registry.     
Physician's Report for Abortions, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-9B-3 Physician's Report for Abortions
Public Health Confidentiality, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 511-2-1-.03 Public Health Confidentiality
Reporting Form for Physicians Performing Abortions, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-9A-6 Reporting Form for Physicians Performing Abortions
Statewide Vaccination Registry for Children Under Age 18, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-12-3.1 Statewide Vaccination Registry for Children Under Age 18
Disclosure requirements (what providers can disclose, prohibition on further disclosure) Causes of Action Not Allowed, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-22 Causes of Action Not Allowed
Conditions and procedures for copying records, Ga. Code Ann., § 31-33-2 Conditions and procedures for copying records A provider who has custody over a patient’s medical record must retain the record for at least 10...
Consent of Minor for Treatment of Venereal Diseases, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-17-7 Consent of Minor for Treatment of Venereal Diseases
Disclosure Authorization Forms, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-7 Disclosure Authorization Forms
Disclosure of Information for Insurance Transactions, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-14 Disclosure of Information for Insurance Transactions
Disclosure to Law Enforcement of Individual Information, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-54-5 Disclosure to Law Enforcement of Individual Information
Investigative Consumer Report Requirements, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-8 Investigative Consumer Report Requirements
Notice of Information Practices, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-5 Notice of Information Practices
Privacy and Seclusion of Records, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-1-2-.01 Privacy and Seclusion of Records
Provisions for Medicaid Disclosures, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-1-4-.01 Provisions for Medicaid Disclosures
Use of Information for Scientific Research Purposes, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-54-6 Use of Information for Scientific Research Purposes
Violations of confidentiality; penalties Confidentiality of Abuse Reports, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-8-86 Confidentiality of Abuse Reports
Criminal Penalties, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-23 Criminal Penalties
Hospital Liability for Releasing Information, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-7-285 Hospital Liability for Releasing Information
Patient’s right to confidentiality of medical records/medical information Confidentiality of Clinical Records, Ga. Code Ann. § 37-4-125 Confidentiality of Clinical Records
HMO Confidentiality of Medical Information, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-21-23 HMO Confidentiality of Medical Information
HMO Confidentiality of Medical Information, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-5-37-.06 HMO Confidentiality of Medical Information
Independent Review Organization Confidentiality Provisions, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 111-2-3-.09 Independent Review Organization Confidentiality Provisions
Medicaid Providers Information Disclosed, Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-1-4-.02 Medicaid Providers Information Disclosed
Mental Health Facility Examination of Patient Records, Ga. Code Ann. § 37-3-167 Mental Health Facility Examination of Patient Records
Mental Health Record Confidentiality - Ga. Stat. Ann. § 37-3-166 Records and information relating to the mental health of an individual are confidential and privileged to the patient, and may only be disclosed in...
Written Requests for Access to Personal Information, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-39-9 Written Requests for Access to Personal Information
Confidentiality and disclosure requirements of peer review information (Cross reference to Medical Peer Review) Confidentiality of Peer Review Records, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-7-133 Confidentiality of Peer Review Records
Notification of Disease, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-12-2 Notification of Disease
Other Disclosure of Veteran Information, Ga. Code Ann. § 31-30-4 Disclosure of Veteran Information
Privacy and Confidentiality Ga. Code Ann. § 31-7-6 Organizations rendering patient care authorized to provide information for research purposes; freedom from liability; use and purposes of information...
Ga. Code Ann. § 37-7-166 Confidentiality All substance abuse treatment records are confidential and privileged to the patient and may only be disclosed according to the...
Ga. Code Ann., 290-9-7-.18 Repealed as of March 12, 2013   Medical Records Licensed Georgia hospitals must have a medical records service that is responsible for the...
Ga. Code Ann., 290-9-7-.41 Repealed as of March 12, 2013.    Enforcement of Rules and Regulations Failure to comply with the hospital rules and regulations may result...
Ga. Code Ann., § 31-2-8 Disciplinary Grounds and Actions with Respect to Violations by Agencies, Facilities, Institutions, or Entities Subject to Regulation The Georgia...
Ga. Code Ann., § 31-7-4 Denial, Refusal, Revocation of Permit The Georgia Department of Human Resources may revoke the permit of a hospital that violates relevant rules and...
Confidentiality of genetic information Genetic Testing Purposes, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-54-3 Genetic Testing Purposes
Prohibited Use of Information Received by Insurer, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-54-4 Prohibited Use of Information Received by Insurer
Insurer and Medicaid/Medicare confidentiality requirements, including disclosure laws (Cross reference Medicaid Data, Medicare data, and private insurance data requirements) Medicare Disclosure Standards, Ga. Code Ann. § 33-43-5 Medicare Disclosure Standards