Policies and References

Policies and References

Privacy and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

There may be additional hurdles that impact working with service members who are transgender or gender nonconforming. Consideration of the patient’s privacy needs to be balanced with involving command, particularly when military readiness may be compromised. Providers should understand requirements for communication with command and documentation of transgender status. Refer to DoDI 6025.18 Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information in DoD Health Care Programs (2009) regarding HIPAA as needed.

For more information on the disclosure of protected health information, visit the Disclosure of Protected Health Information page.