Our office follows newly federally mandated privacy rules that protect an individual’s medical records and other personal information. Patient consent is required before a healthcare provider who has a direct relationship with the patient may use or disclose protected health information (PHI) for any purpose other than treatment, payment, or health care operations. Should you wish to give a family member access to your medical records such as test results or appointment dates, you will be asked to consent in writing. This consent will be kept in your chart, however the consent may be revoked at any time in writing.