Notice of Privacy

As Required by the Privacy Regulations Created as a Result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section states your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record

  • Correct your paper or electronic medical record

  • Request confidential communication

  • Ask us to limit the information we share

  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information

  • Get a copy of this privacy notice

  • Choose someone to act for you

  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

  • Tell family and friends about your condition

  • Provide disaster relief

  • Provide mental health care

  • Market our services and sell your information

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

  •  Treat you

  • Run our organization

  • Bill for your services

  • Help with public health and safety issues

  • Do research

  • Comply with the law

  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

Our Responsibilities
  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.

  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.

  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.

  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.

 

 

Changes to the Terms of this Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

 

This notice is effective beginning August 2013. 

To reach out to us regarding this, please call 727-280-6643.