|(a) Nondiscrimination. The department operates the
THMP in a manner that allows full participation of individuals, regardless
of their race, color, national origin, age or disability. For purposes
of THMP, discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is prohibited.
(b) Confidentiality. No information that could identify
an individual applicant is released except as authorized by law and
in accordance with §1.501 of this title (relating to Privacy
of Health Information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996). An applicant is advised that, in addition to the department,
the physicians, pharmacists, and designated Medicare prescription
drug plan will be aware of the applicant's diagnosis.
(c) Disclose. The department may use or disclose individual
health information to provide, coordinate, or manage health care or
related services, as allowed by law. This includes referring the individual
to other health care resources. The department may contact a THMP
applicant or individual to discuss enrollment benefits, resources
for treatment, or other health-related information as appropriate.
(d) Privacy notice. An individual may request a copy
of the department's privacy notice by contacting the THMP.