Patient Privacy

The patient record is an important legal and professional document. Rules governing their ownership, maintenance, content, access and confidentiality are subject to strict legal review and control by several governmental agencies. Our goal is to protect and maintain the integrity and confidentiality of our patients' health information. This information may not be released to anyone under any circumstances, except by court order or waiver signed by the patient (or parent or legal guardian as appropriate.)

Patients have the right to access the information contained within their records. Patient requests for copies of records or radiographs should be directed to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs or designee. A written request is required since penalties for breach of information contained in the record may be severe.

Notice of Privacy (See Stony Brook Medicine web site for content)