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Arizona Medical Records Laws


The privacy and integrity of patients' medical records are protected by both federal and state laws, such as the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Many of the state health records laws require physicians and other medical workers to report instances of communicable disease in order to protect the general public. Arizona's medical records laws hold all privileged patient medical records as confidential, avilable to pharmacists when necessary.

Learn more about Arizona medical records laws below, with links to additional sources. See FindLaw's Patient Rights section for more information.


Who Has Access to Records? Communicable disease related information confidential; release of information by consent or according to §36-664(A)(1)-(12)
What Privileges Apply to Medical Records? Physicians and surgeons in most cases (§12-2235)
Mandatory Reporting Requirements Nonaccidental injuries, malnourishment, physical neglect, sexual abuse, or other deprivation with intent to cause or allow injury or death of minor child must be reported to peace officer or child protective services. Such reports are confidential and may be used only in authorized judicial or administrative proceedings(§13-3620); reports and records about abused or incapacitated adult may only be used in authorized judicial or administrative proceedings (§46-454).
Patient Consent and Waiver -
Insurance Companies -
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDS Any release of information must specifically authorize HIV-related information. Person with confidential HIV-related information may not be compelled to disclose information by subpoena, search warrant, or other judicial process, but may report if there is an identifiable third party at risk; no prohibition from listing in death certificate (§36-664)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Arizona health care attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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