Patient Policies

COVID-19 health information

As indicated in our Notice of Privacy Practices, we are allowed or required to share your information in other ways—usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. For example, we can share health information about you for certain situations such as to preventing communicable diseases or their spread. This is the case with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, we are sharing your information and positive, negative or pending test results with the IU Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to contact tracing purposes and to ensure that information is shared with local and state health authorities as required by applicable law. IU EHS is required by IU policy and applicable law to safeguard the privacy and security of any such information we share, but may be required to redisclose such information in order to comply with applicable local, state, and federal law.