A medical release form is a legal document that allows hospitals or medical service providers to release confidential records after a patient signs an authorization, according to USLegal. The confidential documents include details about diagnoses, tests and treatment given to the patient.
Patients or clients in a health institution are given the right to confidentiality. As noted by the Encyclopedia of Surgery, disclosure of personal information could cause personal problems. Patients expect physicians and other medical practitioners to keep their information private. The most common breach of confidentiality occurs with case studies. The data are used, but the identity of the patient is never revealed