A patient has been diagnosed with renal failure and has spent the last week in the hospital. The patient's employer calls the unit and asks for the patient's diagnosis for insurance purposes. How can the nurse best respond?


•A nurse cannot release any information to unauthorized people. The proper response is vague and should not even confirm that the patient has received care there.

•Incorrect options: The request does not need to be submitted in writing; the patient would need to authorize the release of information or tell the employer themselves.

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