Uniform Health-Care Information Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Health-Care Information Act was promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law in 1985. This act provides for confidentiality of a patient’s health-care records held by providers of health care, unless otherwise agreed by the patient, or ordered by a court, or in other narrowly defined circumstances. Willful disclosure of health-care information in violation of this act is classified as a misdemeanor criminal offense. Montana and Washington has adopted the act.