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Alabama Medical Records Laws

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Who Has Access to Records?Notifiable disease records confidential (§22-11A-2)
What Privileges Apply to Medical Records?-
Mandatory Reporting RequirementsTuberculosis, STDs, and notifiable disease cases must be reported to state Board of Health (§22-11A-1 et seq.)
Patient Consent and WaiverWaiver of medical record of persons infected with sexually transmitted disease by written consent of patient (§22-11A-22)
Insurance Companies-
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDSAn individual must be notified of a positive test result including face-to-face counseling, information on health care services and services related to locating and testing persons who have been in contact with infected individual. Otherwise confidentiality must be maintained §22-11A-53 & §22-11A-54

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