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Arizona Medical Records Laws

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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 RequirementsNonaccidental 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/AIDSAny 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)

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