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
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2021 Coastal Storm Season: Community Evacuation and Sheltering Operations
The 2021 North Atlantic Coastal Storm Season officially begins June 1, with the greatest potential for storms in our region from August through October. If a coastal storm is expected in the New York region, GNYHA will send all members e-mails with forecast information, government agency planning actions, and contact information for GNYHA staff. GNYHA...
July 28, 2021
GNYHA Supports DOHMH Evacuation Exercise Involving 55 City Hospitals
New York City hospitals recently tested their ability to evacuate and receive large numbers of patients from an emergency incident. Sponsored by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the exercise was a Federal health care preparedness requirement. GNYHA’s role included collecting patient census and bed availability information through its Sit...
March 25, 2019
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