Frequently Asked Questions : Employee Access & Disclosure

Do we need a copy of a drivers license if a record request is faxed or mailed?

No…If an Attachment 46 - Authorization for Third Party Disclosure or an Attachment 19 - Access to Health Information is received by fax or mail for release of records, we must verify the signature on the document by checking against signature documents on file or via other reasonable means such as a drivers license. Once records are released, any copies of drivers licenses or identification containing sensitive information should be shredded.