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Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires all health care records
and other individually identifiable health information
used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically,
on paper, or orally, be kept confidential. This federal
law gives you, the patient, significant new rights to
understand and control how your health information is
used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entitles
that misuse personal health information. As required
by HIPAA, we have prepared this explanation of how we
are required to maintain the privacy of your health
information and how we may use and disclose your health
1. Treatment: We may use health information about you
to provide you with medical treatment or services. We
may disclose health information about you to doctors,
nurses, technicians, office staff or other personnel
who are involved in taking care of you and your health.
2. Payment: We may use and disclose health information
about you so that the treatment and services you receive
may be billed and/or payment may be collected from you,
and/or an insurance company or a third party.
3. Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose health
information about you in order to make sure that patients
receive quality care.
4. Appointment Reminders: We may contact you as a reminder
that you have an appointment for consultation, treatment
or medical care. Please notify us if you do not wish
to be contacted for appointment reminders, or if you
do not wish to receive communications about treatment
alternatives or health-related products and services.
If you do not wish to receive such communications, we
will not use or disclosure your information for these
purposes. We will disclose health information about
you when required to do so by federal, state or local
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If you are a member of the armed forces or part of the
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to the appropriate foreign military.Public Health Risks:
We may disclose health information to health oversight
agency for audits, investigations, inspections, or licensing
purposes. These disclosures may be necessary for certain
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rights laws. Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved
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who you are. Family and Friends: We may disclose health
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only if we obtain your verbal agreement to do so. We
may also disclose health information to your family
or friends if we can infer from the circumstances, based
on our professional judgement that you would not object.
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We must obtain your authorization separate from any
consent we may have obtained from you. If you give us
authorization to use or disclose health information
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and copy your health information such as medical and
billing records that we use to make decisions about
your care. If you request a copy of information, we
may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing or
other associated supplies. We may deny your request
to inspect and/or copy in certain limited circumstances.
If you are denied access to your health information,
you may ask that the denial be reviewed. If such a review
is required by law, we will select a licensed healthcare
professional to review your request and our denial.
The person conducting the review will not be the person
who denied your request, and we will comply with the
outcome of the review.
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you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend
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if it is not in writing or does not include a reason
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request a limit on the health information we use or
disclose about you for treatment, payment or healthcare
operations. You also have the right to request a limit
on the health information we disclose about you to someone
who is involved in your care or the payment for it,
like a family member or a friend.
RIGHT TO REQUEST CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: You have
the right to request that we communicate with you about
medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location.
For example, you can ask that we only contact you at
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Human Services, Office of Civil Rights in the event
you feel your privacy rights have been violated. We
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right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices
and to make the new notice provisions effective for
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