Questions often arise about the sharing of patient information and the applicability of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations during emergencies. This document details what PHI can be shared and with whom during specific types of emergency incidents, including mass casualty events, patient evacuation, and disease outbreaks.
Privacy Law and Sharing Medical Information During Emergencies
April 13, 2017
PDF Attachment / 133 KBPrivacy Law and Sharing Medical Information During Emergencies
2022 Coastal Storm Season: NYC Community Evacuation and Sheltering Operations
The information provided in this document is designed to help facilities located in New York City better understand and coordinate with New York City operations during a coastal storm response.
September 15, 2022
DOH HERDS eFINDS Usage and Training Survey
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will deploy a survey via the Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS) to gather information on the usage and training of the Evacuation of Facilities in Disaster Systems (eFINDS) application. This survey will go to all hospitals and nursing homes in New York State. This survey is...
August 15, 2022
Evacuating Hospital Workbook
The attached Evacuating Hospital Workbook is designed for use at the Hospital Command Center by staff serving in the Patient Tracking Unit within the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), or performing a similar function. The Workbook is also designed to help staff serving in the HICS structure or Hospital Command Center to begin conversations with staff...
January 8, 2018