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ONE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMPONENT MAY DISCLOSE HEALTH CARE RECORDS TO ANOTHER WITHOUT A ROUTINE USE OR CONSENT
A record may be disclosed, without the record subject's consent and without a disclosure accounting, to those officers and employees of an agency who need the records in the performance of their official duties. 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b)(1). Since the Department of Defense (DoD) is considered a single agency within the meaning of subsection (b)(1), one component's health care records may be disclosed to another in connection with valid medical research programs under the authority of this subsection.