(A) Not later than six months after the effective date of this section, the director of job and family services, in consultation with the office of health transformation, shall prescribe by rules adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code a standard authorization form for the use and disclosure of protected health information by covered entities in this state. The form shall meet all requirements specified in 45 C.F.R. 164.508 and, where applicable, 42 C.F.R. part 2.
(B) If a form the director prescribes under division (A) of this section is properly executed by an individual or the individual's personal representative, it shall be accepted by any person or governmental entity in this state as valid authorization for the use or disclosure of the individual's protected health information to the persons or governmental entities specified in the form.
(C) This section does not preclude a person or governmental entity from accepting as valid authorization for the use or disclosure of protected health information a form other than the form prescribed under division (A) of this section if the other form meets all requirements specified in 45 C.F.R. 164.508 and, if applicable, 42 C.F.R. part 2.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.