HIPAA Policy

HIPAA Policy

HIPAA Policy

HIPAA Policy

HIPAA Policy

We are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and other applicable laws to maintain the privacy of your health information, to provide individuals with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to such information, and to abide by the terms of this Notice. We are also required by law to notify affected individuals following a breach of their unsecured health information. If you would like to read our full Notice of Privacy Practices please visit our website or request a copy from our office staff.

We are required by law to:

  • Maintain the privacy of your protected health information;

  • Give you this notice of our duties and privacy practices regarding health information about you;

  • Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect


HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION:

Described as follows are the ways we may use and disclose health information that identifies you (Health Information, or PHI). Except for the following purposes, we will use and disclose Health Information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to us and stating that you wish to revoke permission you previously gave us.

  • Treatment

  • Payment

  • Health Care Operations

  • Appointment Reminders, Treatment Alternatives and Health Related Benefits and Services

  • Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care

  • Research

  • Fundraising and Marketing

  • Other Uses

SPECIAL SITUATIONS:

  • To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety

  • Business Associates

  • Organ and Tissue Donation

  • Military and Veterans

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Public Health Risks

  • Health Oversight Activities

  • Lawsuits

  • Law Enforcement

  • Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors

  • National Security and Intelligence Activities

  • Protective Services for the President and Others

  • Inmates or Individuals in Custody

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE:

We reserve the right to change this notice and make the new notice apply to Health Information we already have as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of our current notice at our office. The notice will contain the effective date on the first page, in the top right-hand corner.

COMPLAINTS:

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our office or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. All complaints must be made in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

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