South Carolina Department of Mental Health

Institutional Review Board Manual

HIPAA and Research
Conditions for Use/Disclosure of PHI

Protected Health Information (PHI) may be used and disclosed in research under three conditions:
1.   The individual signs a written “authorization” giving permission;
2.   The information or data is de-identified; or
3.   PHI may be used and disclosed for research without an Authorization in limited circumstances.  This may be accomplished through:
    • Waiver
    • Data collection preparatory to research (See web site below for description).

For other conditions under this heading, see

















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