When can health providers share information from my PHR with my family?

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If you are in critical condition and need medical treatment, your family or caregiver must determine and/or approve the treatment you receive. In this case, access to your medical history from your personal health record (PHR) or your medical records may help him or her make the best decision concerning your care. 

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