Patient's Right to Object to Disclosures Patient List/Census List

If a patient "opts out" of the patient list:

  • his/her information will not be shared with outside callers or visitors

  • the patient is not included in the patient list maintained by the Hospital telephone operators

  • all patient names, including those patients who have "opted out," appear on all other internal patient lists with the appropriate "opt out" flags.

Please refer to the UNC HCS Privacy/Security Reference Sheet on the UNC HCS HIPAA web site ( for additional information regarding the "opt out" flags.