The electronic health record

Two state troopers have just burst into your healthcare facility demanding immediate help in tracking down a prisoner on the run. They believe the man may be responsible for an area carjacking, and they have a written request for a description of any distinguishing physical characteristics, such as scars and tattoos. The electronic health record reveals that the man has a large heart on his upper arm with the name “Pookie” written inside it. However, the officers do not have a warrant for the information. Can you give it to them? Does it matter whether the fugitive has committed a violent or a nonviolent offence?