Your health information is confidential. This means that your medical records or information that you share with your provider, such as a doctor, can only be shared with others under certain conditions.
- Your doctor can share and use your health information to take care of you and to work with other providers to take care of you.
- In most cases, your provider cannot give your health information to other people, such as your employer, without your permission.
You can also watch this video from the U.S. Office of Civil Rights.
Filing a Health Privacy Complaint
If you believe that someone has looked at your records or shared your medical information without your permission, you can file a complaint. You can: