CHA News Article

CHA Completes MOU with American Red Cross
New partnership helps educate hospitals on information sharing during disasters

CHA recently completed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Red Cross, establishing a partnership for educating hospitals on releasing protected health information to a “public or private entity authorized by law or by its charter to assist in disaster relief efforts.” Public and private entities include the Red Cross, hospitals, first responders and others.

A copy of the MOU and CHA’s Release of Protected Health Information booklet are available for download at A hard copy of this booklet was also distributed at the CHA Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference last month.