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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
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. You have the right to:
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical records
Ask us to correct your medical records
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we have shared your information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you feel your rights have been violated
For certain health information, you may 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.
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
In these cases we may not share your information unless you give us written permission:
In the case of fundraising
OUR USES AND DISCLOSURES OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may use or share your health information for treatment, to obtain payment, and/or to operate our business.
Run our organization
Bill for your services
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to public good, such as public health, safety, and research. We must meet many conditions in the law before we may share your information for these purposes. For more information visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html
Help with public health and safety issues
Comply with the law
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
Address workers’ compensation law enforcement and other government requests
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
Changes to the Terms of This Notice
We may 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 and on our web site.
Notice of Privacy Practices/Original Effective Date: 10/1/2019