A PHI release form or a protected health information release form is used to disclose health information to a person or entity. Usually, a medical practice uses the PHI release form to release a particular patient’s health information to a third party. Patient health information is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the PHI release form is used to allow the release of this information under the correct guidelines set by HIPAA.
A PHI (protected health information) form is necessary because it helps to ensure that personal medical information is only shared with those who have a legitimate need to know and that it is only shared in accordance with the individual’s wishes. This is important because medical information is highly sensitive and personal, and it is important to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure.
A PHI (protected health information) release form typically includes the following information:
The phi release form is typically filled out by the patient who intends to release his/her medical information. In case the medical information to be released is that of a minor, the parents/guardians of the minor would fill out the form.
It is also possible that the medical practitioner fills outs the form on behalf of the patient if the patient is unable to do so because of any reason.