HIPPA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

A federal law, known as the “HIPAA Privacy Rule” requires that we tell you how we may use and give out personal health information about you to others. This summary will tell you what out Privacy Notice contains.

HOW WE MAY USE AND SHARE YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

We may use and share personal health information that is protected (PHI) to you or your personal representative. We may use and share this information:

  • For healthcare treatment that doctors, nurses and other clinicians give you
  • For certain business activities called “health care operations” and
  • For payment.

Some examples of how we may use and share PHI about you without your written permission including sharing information:

  • To report abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • To prevent a serious threat to your other’s health or safety
  • To prevent public health problems
  • To agencies that audit, investigate and inspect health programs for the public’s health
  • For lawsuits and other legal proceedings
  • For research
  • To the Government for specialized purposes, such as military or national security; and
  • For worker’s compensation.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the following rights as described in our Notice:

  • The right to ask us if we will put more limits on the way we use and share PHI about you
  • The right to share confidential communications from us
  • The right to see and get a copy of PHI about you
  • The right to ask us for a report that describes how and with whom we share PHI about you.

If you have any questions regarding your rights or privacy, please inquire with our office or reference http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy.