For the media: patient privacy at Sharp
Sharp's HIPAA policies for releasing patient information to the media
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that limits the amount of patient information that can be released to the public without patient authorization. For members of the media, this law has specific implications, especially concerning trauma cases.
For media questions regarding Sharp's HIPAA policies, please review the answers below.
General questions about HIPAA
Releasing patient information
If you have further questions about Sharp's HIPAA policies, please contact the media relations office at 858-499-4117. Thank you for your understanding regarding our implementation of HIPAA and our patients' privacy.