Yes, you can choose whether or not to make your health information available to providers who participate in Local and State HIE, with the following exceptions:
- Your name, date of birth and gender will be available through the HIE.
- The indicator for sharing your health information will be set to “NO.”
You do not have to make your health information available through an HIE to get health care. However, if you choose not to participate in the Local and State HIE, it may affect what information your healthcare provider has available when providing your care. The benefits of the HIE will not be available to you. Your decision to restrict disclosure through HIE applies only to the sharing of information through HIE. Other methods of sharing health information between your providers or health insurers will not be affected by your decision.