Authorization for the Release of Dental Records
(Name Of Dentist)
to release the
(patient's name) to
parent or guardian of minor patient
guardian or conservator of an incompetent patient
beneficiary or personal representative of deceased patient

NOTE: This authorization is intended to comply with applicable state laws. It is not intended as a "Consent" or "Authorization" for the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI) under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountibility Act of 1996 (HIPAA) or its implementing regulations. The medical provider to whom this authorization is directed should ensure that he or she is in compliance with applicable HIPAA requirements before releasing requested records.

CAUTION: If you intend to use the requested information for any purpose other than providing medical treatment, 45 CFR Section 164.502 requires that you make reasonable efforts to limit your request for PHI to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose of the request.

To be valid, an authorization must be clearly seperate from other language on a page and executed by a signature which serves no purpose other than to execute authorization. It can either be handwritten by the person who signs it or in type face no smaller than 8 point.