We work hard to ensure the privacy of patients and maintain the confidentiality of their information and medical records. Like all accredited healthcare institutions, we follow a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is designed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patient information.
Consent to Share Information with Family & Caregivers
There may be situations in which you want your medical provider to share information with family members, loved ones or caregivers. If so, let your healthcare team know. They will assist you in the proper procedure for giving your consent to share specific information with specific people.
Consent to Participate in Research Studies
As part of our commitment to your privacy, we require you to give written permission before participating in any research studies and clinical trials offered. If you have questions or concerns about what it means to take part in a research study or your rights as a research study participant, call our human investigation committee, which reviews and approves all research studies at Yale School of Medicine and YNHH, at 203-785-4688.