If I only had a gun. . ., It would not make up for tha fact that i don’t have a brain…

Here we go again, one over top coverage on a suicide, which even though, it was done in a public place, the health records of this person should be covered by the

(b) Conditions of Disclosure.— No agency shall disclose any record which is contained in a system of records by any means of communication to any person, or to another agency, except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent of, the individual to whom the record pertains, unless disclosure of the record would be—
(1) to those officers and employees of the agency
          which maintains the  record who have a need
          for the record in the performance of their duties;

(2) required under section 552 of this title;

(3) for a routine use as defined in subsection (a)(7)
         of this section and described under subsection
         (e)(4)(D) of this section;

(4) to the Bureau of the Census for purposes of planning
        or carrying out a census or survey or related activity
        pursuant to the provisions of title 13;

(5) to a recipient who has provided the agency with advance
        adequate written assurance that the record will be used solely
        as a statistical research or reporting record, and the record
        is to be transferred in a form that is not individually identifiable;

(6) to the National Archives and Records Administration as a record
        which has sufficient historical or other value to warrant its continued
        preservation by the United States Government, or for evaluation
        by the Archivist of the United States or the designee of the Archivist
        to determine whether the record has such value;

(7) to another agency or to an instrumentality of any governmental
        jurisdiction within or under the control of the United States for
        a civil or criminal law enforcement activity if the activity is authorized
        by law, and if the head of the agency or instrumentality has made
        a written request to the agency which maintains the record specifying
        the particular portion desired and the law enforcement activity for which
        the record is sought;

(8) to a person pursuant to a showing of compelling circumstances affecting
        the health or safety of an individual if upon such disclosure notification
        is transmitted to the last known address of such individual;

(9) to either House of Congress, or, to the extent of matter within its jurisdiction,
        any committee or subcommittee thereof, any joint committee of Congress
        or subcommittee of any such joint committee;

(10) to the Comptroller General, or any of his authorized representatives,
         in the course of the performance of the duties of the Government
          Accountability Office;

(11) pursuant to the order of a court of competent jurisdiction; or

(12) to a consumer reporting agency in accordance with
          section 3711 (e) of title 31.



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