SYSTEM NAME: Health Information Management System (October 1, 2007, 72 FR 55813-55814).
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: None
SYSTEM LOCATION: Medical Clinics/Units and Environmental Health Offices at Locations 1 through 15 inclusive as set forth in Appendix A.
CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM:
This system maintains information on NASA civil service employees and applicants; other Agency civil service and military employees working at NASA; astronauts and their families; International Space Partners astronauts, their families, or other space flight personnel on temporary or extended duty at NASA; onsite contractor personnel who receive job-related examinations under the NASA Occupational Health Program, have work-related mishaps or accidents, or come to clinic for emergency or first-aid treatment; visitors to NASA Centers who come to the clinic for emergency or first-aid treatment.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
This system contains general medical records of medical care, first aid, emergency treatment, examinations (e.g., surveillance, hazardous workplace, certification, flight, special purpose and health maintenance), exposures (e.g., hazardous materials and ionizing radiation), and consultations by non-NASA physicians.
Information resulting from physical examinations, laboratory and other tests, and medical history forms; treatment records; screening examination results; immunization records; administration of medications prescribed by private/personal or NASA flight surgeon physicians; consultation records; and hazardous exposure and other health hazard/abatement data.
Medical records, behavioral health records, and physical examination records of Astronauts and their families.
AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM:
42 U.S.C. §2473; 44 U.S.C. §3101; Pub. L. 92-255.
ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES
Any disclosures of information will be compatible with the purpose for which the Agency collected the information. The records and information in this system may be disclosed:
(1) To external medical professionals and independent entities to support internal and external reviews for purposes of medical quality assurance; (2) To private or other government health care providers for consultation or referral; (3) To the Office of Personnel Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other Federal or State agencies as required in accordance with the Federal agency's special program responsibilities; (4) To insurers for reimbursement; (5) To employers of non-NASA personnel in support of the Mission Critical Space Systems Personnel Reliability Program; (6) pursuant to NASA Space Act agreements to international partners for mission support and continuity of care for their employees; (7) To non-NASA personnel performing research, studies, or other activities through arrangements or agreements with NASA and for mutual benefit; (8) To the public of pre-space flight information having mission impact concerning an individual crewmember, limited to the crewmember's name and the fact that a medical condition exists; (9) To public, limited to the crewmember's name and the fact that a medical condition exists, if a flight crewmember is, for medical reasons, unable to perform a scheduled public event during the time period following Space Shuttle landing and concluding with completion of the post space flight return to duty medical evaluation; (10) To the public of medical conditions arising from accidents, consistent with NASA regulations; (11) To agency contractors or other Federal agencies, as necessary for the purpose of assisting NASA in the efficient administration of its programs; (12) To a Congressional office in response to an inquiry from that office made at the request of the subject of the record; and (13) In accordance with the routine uses as set forth in Appendix B.
POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, AND DISPOSITIONING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM:
Records are stored in multiple formats including paper, digital, micrographic, photographic, and as medical recordings such as electrocardiograph tapes, x-rays and strip charts.
Records are retrieved from the system by the individual's name, date of birth, and/or Social Security or other assigned Number.
Access limited to NASA health care providers and occupational health personnel on a need-to-know basis. Computerized records are protected via limited user accounts with secure user authentication and non-electronic records are maintained in locked rooms or files. Records are protected in accordance with the requirements and procedures, which appear in the NASA regulations at 14 CFR 1212.605.
RETENTION AND DISPOSAL:
Records are maintained in Agency files and destroyed by series in accordance with NASA Records Retention Schedule 1, Item 126, and NASA Records Retention Schedule 8, Item 57.
SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS(ES):
Chief Health and Medical Officer at Location 1
Subsystem Managers: Director Occupational Health at Location 1; Chief, Space Medicine Division at Location 5; Occupational Health Contracting Officers Technical Representatives at Locations 2-4 and 6-15. Locations are as set forth in Appendix A.
Information may be obtained by contacting the cognizant system or subsystem manager listed above. Requests must contain the identifying data concerning the requester, e.g., first, middle and last name; date of birth; and Social Security Number.
RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES:
Individual written requests for information shall be addressed to the System Manager at Location 1 or the subsystem manager at the appropriate NASA Center.
CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES:
The NASA regulations for access to records and for contesting contents and appealing initial determinations by the individual concerned appear in 14 CFR part 1212.
RECORD SOURCE PROCEDURES:
The information in this system of records is obtained from individuals, physicians, and previous medical records of individuals.
EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None