System shall permit uses and disclosures of PHI without prior written authorization to the extent that such uses and disclosures are required by law and comply with and are limited to the relevant requirements of such law. All Uses and Disclosures made pursuant to this section must be in consultation with the Privacy Officer according to these procedures.
System may Use and Disclose PHI without prior written authorization to the extent that such Uses and Disclosures are required by law and comply with and are limited to the relevant requirements of such law. The Minimum Necessary Standard does not apply to Disclosures that are required by law and are made according to this Policy.
System may require the requestor to provide proof that the requested information is required to be disclosed by System. If System determines that a Use or Disclosure is required by law, System shall Use or Disclose the PHI that the law requires be Used or Disclosed as requested. If System determines the requested Use or Disclosure is merely permitted, and not required, by law, System shall determine if the Use or Disclosure is permitted under another section of this Manual as a permissible Disclosure and follow all requirements set forth in that section.
45 C.F.R. §§ 164.501, 164.512(a) (2001)
65 Fed. Reg. 82462, 82485, 82524-25, 82666-68 (Dec. 28, 2000); 67 Fed. Reg. 53182, 53195, 53198-99, 53208 (Aug. 14, 2002)