36-11-69Release of patient information--Good faith required.

Patient information may be released only in the following circumstances:

(1)    If it is authorized by the patient;

(2)    If it is requested by the board as part of an inspection or investigation of a pharmacy or pharmacist;

(3)    If, in the pharmacist's professional judgment, release to practitioners and other pharmacists is necessary to protect the patient's health and well-being; and

(4)    If other persons are authorized or required by law to obtain access to patient information.

A pharmacist or pharmacy is immune from civil liability for any action based on good faith release of patient information under this section.

Source: SL 1992, ch 270, § 4.