Patient Privacy Policy

 

Our practice’s Notice of Privacy Practices written in plain language. The Notice provides in detail the uses and disclosure of your protected health information that may be made by this practice, your individual rights and the practice’s legal duties with respect to my protected health information. The Notice includes:

 

  • A statement that this practice is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information.
  • A statement that this practice is required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.
  • Types of uses and disclosures that this practice is permitted to review for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment, and health care operations.
  • A description of each of the other purposes in which this practice is permitted or required to use or disclose protected health information without my written consent or authorization.
  • A description of uses and disclosures that are protected materially limited by law.
  • A description of other uses and disclosures that will be made only with my written authorization and that I may evoke such authorization.

 

Your individual rights with rights to protected health information and a brief description of how I may exercise these rights in relation to: 

  • The right to complain to this practice and to the Secretary of HHS if I believe your privacy rights have been violated, and that no retaliatory actions will be used against you in the event of such a complaint.
  • The right to request limitations on certain uses and disclosures of your protected health information, and that this practice is not required to agree to a requested restriction.
  • The right to receive confidential communications of protected health information.
  • The right to inspect and copy protected health information.
  • The right to amend protected health information.
  • The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
  • The right to obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices from this practice with a written request.

This practice reserves the right to change the terms of its Notice of Privacy Practices and to make new Provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains. I understand that I can obtain this practice’s current Notice of Privacy Practices on request.