Health Care Privacy Notice
This office is committed to providing patients with quality health care services delivered with dignity and concern. Fulfilling this commitment requires the efforts of the doctors, therapists, staff and patient working together as a team to obtain the maximum results. Patient satisfaction is a vital interest to our staff. This Facility is required by law to abide by the terms of this Health Care Privacy Notice as well as other applicable federal and state laws governing privacy practices in health care. Our Facility may change and/or modify the terms of this Notice at any time without additional notice to you except to publicly post in our Facility and/or make available to patients any updated notices. Photocopy of this Notice is available to you upon request. The term Facility refers to this office or clinic. The term Provider refers to doctors and/or licensed professionals of this Facility.
Our Facility and staff are committed to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information (PHI). PHI is information about you, including demographic information that may identify you and that may be related to your present, future and past physical or mental health or condition and the care and treatment you receive from our practice. This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. Please read this Notice and direct questions, misunderstandings or concern to the Compliance Officer of this Facility.
Our Facility may use and disclose your PHI for health care delivery purposes. Your PHI may be used and/or disclosed without your written authorization by the doctors and staff of this Facility for the purposes of your care and treatment; paying your health care bills; and to support the operations of this practice. Your doctor and the staff will take all reasonable measures to maintain the confidentiality of your PHI.
The Privacy Rule allows you the right to review and receive copies of your health care records as it relates to your health care. The request must in writing, allowing your provider 30 days to respond. Your provider may deny your request if it will cause harm to you or to another person. Your provider may charge a copy fee, which will be in compliance with State law. Your provider will comply with any reasonable request to have confidential communication by alternative means or at an alternative location if not doing so endangers you.
You may request to have an amendment placed in your record if you disagree with anything in your record. This does not mean that anything will be removed or changed and the provider has the right to respond with a rebuttal statement if he/she feels it is necessary. You may revoke authorization, in writing, at any time, except in the event that the provider has acted as indicated in the doctor’s Authorization Notice.
You have the right to file a written complaint with our Compliance Officer if you believe that any of your privacy rights have been violated. You can obtain a complaint form from the Compliance Officer and/or the Office of the Civil Rights. All complaints must be filed within 180 days of when you knew or should have known that the violation occurred. The Privacy Law prohibits our Facility from taking any retaliatory actions against anyone who files a complaint. A more detailed, updated & comprehensive Health Care Privacy Notice is available for your review in this Facility.