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Georgia Medical Records Laws

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Who Has Access to Records?Disclosure of medical records pursuant to laws requiring disclosure or to limited consent to disclosure does not destroy confidential or privileged nature (§24-9-42)
What Privileges Apply to Medical Records?Psychiatrist (§24-9-21); physician (§24-9-40); pharmacist (§24-9-40)
Mandatory Reporting Requirements Venereal disease and suspected child abuse (§§19-7-5; 31-17-2)
Patient Consent and WaiverPatient must make written authorization or waiver (or parents/guardian in case of minor) except by subpoena or appropriate court order (§24-9-40)
Insurance Companies-
Provisions Related to HIV/AIDSAll AIDS information confidential (20-9-40.1); may be disclosed to that person or in case of minor to parents or guardian and with notice, to reasonably believed spouse/partner (§24-9-47)

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