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Privacy and Confidentiality in Wyoming

 

Privacy and Confidentiality in Wyoming

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Disclosure of health information pursuant to court order or subpoena Access to Patient Information, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 25-10-128 Access to Patient Information    Clarifies that disclosure of information pursuant to Chapter 10 (regarding the hospitalization of mentally...
Client treatment records; confidentiality; limited disclosure permitted; definitions - Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-125 Client Treatment Records; Confidentiality; Limited Disclosure Permitted; Definitions    Classifies the registration and treatment records...
Compulsory Process, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-610 Compulsory Process   Specifies the circumstances in which a hospital may disclose health care information pursuant to a court order or during...
Genetic Testing, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-32-102 Genetic Testing    Requires individuals—or their authorized representative—to provide informed consent before anyone may...
Patient Care Reporting, 048-0023-4 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Patient Care Reporting    Requires EMS agencies and personnel to document provided care data in the electronic patient care reporting...
Records to be kept confidential, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 25-10-122 Records to be kept confidential   Classifies records and reports regarding persons involuntarily hospitalized for mental health treatment as...
Insurer and Medicaid/Medicare confidentiality requirements, including disclosure laws (Cross reference Medicaid Data, Medicare data, and private insurance data requirements) Application Process, Applicant Rights and Responsibilities, 048-0037-18 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Application Process, Applicant Rights and Responsibilities   Establishes a process for applying for Medicaid benefits and identifies the...
Confidentiality of Records, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 42-4-112 Confidentiality of Records    Classifies applications for medical assistance and information and records regarding medical assistance...
Authorization for disclosure and exceptions to authorization requirements Authorizations, 044-0002-54 Wyo. Code R. § 18 Authorizations   Requires authorizations for the disclosure of health information by licensed insurers to be in electronic or written form....
Client treatment records; confidentiality; limited disclosure permitted; definitions - Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-125 Client Treatment Records; Confidentiality; Limited Disclosure Permitted; Definitions    Classifies the registration and treatment records...
Confidentiality of Client Information, 048-0018-6 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Client Information    Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to maintain the confidentiality of information...
Confidentiality of Information, 048-0046-1 Wyo. Code R. § 3 Confidentiality of Information    Classifies records regarding reportable diseases and conditions as confidential and prohibits disclosure...
Confidentiality of Information, 048-0046-11 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Information   Classifies records regarding reportable diseases and conditions as confidential and prohibits disclosure unless...
Confidentiality, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-1307 Confidentiality    Classifies the identity of residents at the center of a complaint to the Long Term Care Ombudsman and the identity of...
Disclosure of Health Care Information by Hospital, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-606 Disclosure of health care information by hospital    Prohibits hospitals and their agents and employees from disclosing patient information...
Disclosure of Information, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-38-109 Disclosure of Information    Prohibits licensed counselors and chemical dependency specialists from disclosing client communications...
Disclosure Without Patient’s Authorization, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-609 Disclosure without patient's authorization,    Specifies the circumstances in which hospitals may disclose a patient’s health care...
Genetic Testing, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-32-102 Genetic Testing    Requires individuals—or their authorized representative—to provide informed consent before anyone may...
Medical Records, 048-0026-15 Wyo. Code R. § 14 Medical Records   Requires psychiatric hospitals to maintain medical records and specifies the content of these records (e.g., identifying...
Medical Records, 048-0061-17 Wyo. Code R. § 15 Medical Records   Requires critical access hospitals to maintain secure, confidential medical records for each patient and specifies the...
Patient Authorization for Disclosure, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-607 Patient Authorization for Disclosure   Permits patients to authorize the disclosure of their health care information and requires hospitals to...
Patient Care Reporting, 048-0023-4 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Patient Care Reporting    Requires EMS agencies and personnel to document provided care data in the electronic patient care reporting...
Policies, 048-0018-5 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Policies   Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to create policies that outline clients’ rights. Grants clients the right...
Provider Recordkeeping and Data Collection, 048-0037-45 Wyo. Code R. § 7 Provider Recordkeeping and Data Collection   Requires providers of DD waiver services to collect any data, records, and information they need...
Public Health Notification, 048-0046-1 Wyo. Code R. § 11 Public Health Notification   Requires the Health Officer to make an reasonable effort to notify persons exposed to a reportable disease or...
Records to be kept confidential, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 25-10-122 Records to be kept confidential   Classifies records and reports regarding persons involuntarily hospitalized for mental health treatment as...
Release of Information, 048-0018-6 Wyo. Code R. § 3 Release of Information    Allows mental health or substance abuse program clients or their representatives to authorize the release of the...
Report Required of Health Care Providers, Facilities and Laboratories, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-132 Report required of health care providers, facilities, and laboratories    Requires health care providers, facilities, and laboratories to...
Statewide Data Registry, 048-0037-46 Wyo. Code R. § 6 Statewide Registry Data   Requires the Behavioral Health Division to maintain a database of individuals deemed eligible for waiver services....
When Authorization Required for Disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Health Information, 044-0002-54 Wyo. Code R. § 17 When Authorization Required for Disclosure of Nonpublic Personal Health Information   Prohibits licensed insurers from disclosing an...
Confidentiality of substance abuse records Client Confidentiality and Consents, 048-0054-4 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Client Confidentiality and Consents    Requires substance abuse programs to comply with federal regulations regarding the confidentiality...
Client treatment records; confidentiality; limited disclosure permitted; definitions - Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-125 Client Treatment Records; Confidentiality; Limited Disclosure Permitted; Definitions    Classifies the registration and treatment records...
Client Treatment Records; research; access, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-126 Client Treatment Records; Research; Access; Disclosure; Penalties   Permits the Department of Health to disclose a mental health or substance...
Confidentiality of Client Information, 048-0018-6 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Client Information    Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to maintain the confidentiality of information...
Policies, 048-0018-5 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Policies   Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to create policies that outline clients’ rights. Grants clients the right...
Disclosure of medical information for research purposes (Cross reference Research) Client treatment records; confidentiality; limited disclosure permitted; definitions - Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-125 Client Treatment Records; Confidentiality; Limited Disclosure Permitted; Definitions    Classifies the registration and treatment records...
Client Treatment Records; research; access, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-126 Client Treatment Records; Research; Access; Disclosure; Penalties   Permits the Department of Health to disclose a mental health or substance...
Disclosure Without Patient’s Authorization, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-609 Disclosure without patient's authorization,    Specifies the circumstances in which hospitals may disclose a patient’s health care...
Genetic Testing, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-32-102 Genetic Testing    Requires individuals—or their authorized representative—to provide informed consent before anyone may...
Violations of confidentiality; penalties Client Treatment Records; research; access, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-126 Client Treatment Records; Research; Access; Disclosure; Penalties   Permits the Department of Health to disclose a mental health or substance...
Criminal Penalty, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-32-104 Criminal Penalty    Classifies violations of Wyoming’s genetic information law as misdemeanor offenses subject to a maximum $1,000...
Enforcement, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-616 Enforcement    Grants individuals a right of action if they are harmed by violations Wyoming’s hospital records law. Authorizes...
General Provisions, 048-0013-6 Wyo. Code R. § 1 General Provisions    Specifies the grounds on which the Department of Health may sanction or revoke a clinical laboratory’s license...
Grounds for Discipline, 034-0001-9 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Grounds for Discipline    Identifies the grounds that may lead to discipline by the Board of Dental Examiners (e.g., violating a patient...
Reports Required to State Health Officer, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-24-155 Reports required to state health officer    Requires pharmacists to report unusual sales of nonprescription drugs to the State Health...
Other Complaint System, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 26-34-112 Complaint System    Requires all HMOs to maintain an Insurance Commissioner approved complaint system as a means of addressing enrollee...
Examination and Treatment of Infected Persons, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-133 Examination and Treatment of Infected Persons   Identifies the actions that a health officer may take upon receiving notice or a report of an...
Exchange of Patient Information under Title 25, 048-0053-12 Wyo. Code R. § 3 Exchange of Patient Information under Title 25   Authorizes the exchange of an individual’s protected health information among healthcare...
Patient’s Revocation of Authorization for Disclosure, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-608 Patient's Revocation of Authorization for Disclosure    Permits patients to revoke an authorization for hospitals to disclose their health...
Quality Assurance Program, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 26-34-108 Quality Assurance Program    Requires HMOs to establish a quality assurance program that includes specified elements (e.g., a written...
Quality Management Functions for Health Care Facilities, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-910 Quality management functions for health care facilities   Requires health care facilities to perform quality management activities as a means of...
Statewide Data Registry, 048-0037-46 Wyo. Code R. § 6 Statewide Registry Data   Requires the Behavioral Health Division to maintain a database of individuals deemed eligible for waiver services....
Disclosure requirements (what providers can disclose, prohibition on further disclosure) Confidentiality of Client Information, 048-0018-6 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Client Information    Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to maintain the confidentiality of information...
Confidentiality of Information, 048-0046-1 Wyo. Code R. § 3 Confidentiality of Information    Classifies records regarding reportable diseases and conditions as confidential and prohibits disclosure...
Privileged Communication, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-27-123 Privileged Communication    Permits individuals or their guardians or representatives to prohibit the introduction of confidential...
Privileged Communication, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-38-113 Privileged Communication    Permits individuals or their guardians or representatives to prohibit the introduction of confidential...
Confidentiality and disclosure requirements of public health reporting information (disease specific information/registry data) (Cross reference to Public Health Reporting) Confidentiality of Information, 048-0046-11 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Information   Classifies records regarding reportable diseases and conditions as confidential and prohibits disclosure unless...
Confidentiality of Information, 048-0051-1 Wyo. Code R. § 3 Confidentiality of Information   Classifies records regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as confidential and prohibits disclosure...
Confidentiality of Results, 048-0051-7 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Confidentiality of Results   Classifies the results of a test performed after a health care worker’s exposure to bodily fluids as...
Disclosure of Data, 048-0057-4 Wyo. Code R. § 1 Disclosure of Data   Makes confidential statistical records related to Wyoming’s cancer registry subject to the Department of Health...
Public Health Notification, 048-0046-1 Wyo. Code R. § 11 Public Health Notification   Requires the Health Officer to make an reasonable effort to notify persons exposed to a reportable disease or...
Report Required of Health Care Providers, Facilities and Laboratories, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-132 Report required of health care providers, facilities, and laboratories    Requires health care providers, facilities, and laboratories to...
Report Required of Physician, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-107 Report Required of Physician    Requires licensed physicians and other health care providers to report communicable diseases in accordance...
Reports Required to State Health Officer, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-24-155 Reports required to state health officer    Requires pharmacists to report unusual sales of nonprescription drugs to the State Health...
Results Laboratory-Medical Examination, 048-0051-6 Wyo. Code R. § 5 Results Laboratory - Medical Examination   Requires the sexually transmitted disease test results of a person accused of a crime that involved...
Confidentiality and disclosure requirements of peer review information (Cross reference to Medical Peer Review) Confidentiality of Panel Proceedings, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 9-2-1523 Confidentiality of Panel Proceedings    Requires the Director of the Wyoming Medical Review Panel to maintain proceeding records. Prohibits...
Disclosure Without Patient’s Authorization, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-2-609 Disclosure without patient's authorization,    Specifies the circumstances in which hospitals may disclose a patient’s health care...
Information of Review Organizations to be Confidential and Privileged, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-17-105 Information of review organizations to be confidential and privileged    Classifies as professional standard review organizations’...
Confidentiality of registry data Data Collection, 048-0056-3 Wyo. Code R. § 1 Data Collection   Requires designated trauma care facilities to participate in the statewide trauma registry. Requires the Office of Emergency...
Privacy and Confidentiality Grounds for Suspension, Revocation, and Restriction for Physicians and Surgeons-Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-26-402 These requirements apply to physicians and surgeons.    The Wyoming state board of medicine may refuse to renew, and may revoke,...
Grounds for suspension; revocation; restriction; imposition of conditions; refusal to renew or other disciplinary action- W.S.1977 § 33-26-4022 The Wyoming Medicine Practice Act grants the Wyoming Board of Medicine authority to discipline licensed physicians that violate specified provisions...
Patient access to physician medical records-Wyo. Admin. & Info. Code R. Board of Medicine, ch. 3 § 4 A patient may submit an appropriate, signed, written request for release of information contained in the patient's medical records. Within a...
Substance Abuse Treatment Client Confidentiality and Consent Requirements-6 4 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Substance abuse treatment information is confidential and privileged to the patient, and may be disclosed according to the exceptions provided in...
Confidentiality of medical records Medical Records, 048-0026-14 Wyo. Code R. § 14 Medical Records   Requires medical assistance facilities to maintain medical records for each patient and specifies the information that each...
Patient Autonomy, 034-0001-6 Wyo. Code R. § 1 Patient Autonomy    Identifies “patient autonomy” as a dentists’ code of ethics principle. Defines this principle as...
Patient Records, 030.0001.11 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Patient Records    Requires chiropractors to maintain confidential, secure patient records and specifies the information they must include...
Recordkeeping Requirements, 059-0001-14 Wyo. Code R. § 8 Recordkeeping Requirements   Requires telepharmacies to scan written prescriptions and retain the scan for at least two years from the date of...
Records to be kept confidential, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 25-10-122 Records to be kept confidential   Classifies records and reports regarding persons involuntarily hospitalized for mental health treatment as...
Reports Required to State Health Officer, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 33-24-155 Reports required to state health officer    Requires pharmacists to report unusual sales of nonprescription drugs to the State Health...
Security of Records, 048-0018-6 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Security of Records   Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to create written policies for storing, compiling, accessing, and...
Patient’s right to confidentiality of medical records/medical information Patients Rights and Responsibilities, 048-0003-10 Wyo. Code R. § 6 Patients Rights and Responsibilities    Requires hospices to provide patients and their family with a copy of the facility’s patient...
Patients’ Bill of Rights, 048-0029-1 Wyo. Code R. § 4 Patient's Bill of Rights    Establishes a bill of rights for patients receiving mental health services in Wyoming’s state hospital....
Policies, 048-0018-5 Wyo. Code R. § 2 Policies   Requires mental health and substance abuse programs to create policies that outline clients’ rights. Grants clients the right...