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Active Duty Military Personnel and Veterans: If you are an active duty member of the armed forces or Coast Guard, we must give certain information about you to your commanding officer or other command authority so that your fitness for duty or for a particular mission may be determined, to comply with military health surveillance requirements, or for an activity necessary to carry out the military mission. We also may release health information about foreign military personnel to the appropriate foreign military authority. We may use and disclose to components of the Department of Veterans Affairs health information about you to determine whether you are eligible for certain benefits.

Treatment Alternatives: We may use and disclose health information to tell you about or recommend different ways to treat you.

Inmates: We may disclose your health information to correctional institutions or law enforcement officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official.

Workers' Compensation: We may disclose your health information about your treatment for a workplace related illness or injury in order to comply with laws and regulations related to workers' compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work related injuries or illness.

To Health Information Exchange Organizations: To the extent permitted by law, we may disclose your health information to one or more health information exchange networks ("HIEs") in which ARHS participates. An HIE is an electronic system that allows other health care providers treating you to access and share your medical information if they also participate in the HIE. This access and sharing can help your doctors or other providers outside of ARHS to more quickly provide you with appropriate care because they know about your previous health conditions and treatments.

Other Uses and Disclosures of Health Information: Other uses and disclosures of health information not covered by this notice, including disclosures for research projects that have not been reviewed and approved by an institutional review board, uses or disclosures for marketing purposes, or disclosures of your information in exchange for some form of payment, may be made only if you authorize the use or disclosure in writing, or if the use or disclosure is required by law. If you authorize us to use or disclose health information about you, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose health information about you for the purposes that you previously had authorized in writing. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provided to you.