This notice covers all information in our written and electronic records about your health. Washington Nutrition Group dietitian-nutritionists, personal trainers and staff may use and disclose medical information (Protected Health Information -- PHI) about an individual for medical treatment, payment and health care operations.
Washington Nutrition Group is permitted, or required under specific circumstances, to use or disclose protected health information without the individual’s written authorization, including but not limited to: disclosures required by law, disclosures to avert serious threats to health or safety, disclosures with reference to workers compensation, or disclosures to public health authorities (as examples, but not limited to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)).
Other uses and disclosures will be made only with the individual’s written authorization and the individual may revoke such authorization. (To provide a written authorization of this protected information, please see next page).
Washington Nutrition Group’s office policy is to contact the individual by phone, SMS, or email to provide appointment reminders; or information about treatment or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to the individual or patient.
Washington Nutrition Group will routinely contact patients by telephone, SMS, or email at home and/or at work; and,
otherwise unless requested, may leave messages on the appropriate answering or messaging service regarding appointments, test results, etc.
Our patients have the following rights regarding their protected health information (PHI):
A. The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information; however, Washington Nutrition Group
is not required to agree to a requested restriction.
B. The right to receive confidential communications of protected health communication.
C. The right to inspect and copy protected health information.
D. The right to amend protected health information.
E. The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
F. The right to obtain a paper or electronic copy of this Notice.
Washington Nutrition Group is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide individuals with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.
Washington Nutrition Group is required to abide by the terms of the Notice currently in effect.
Washington Nutrition Group reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice. The new Notice provisions will be effective for all protected health information that it maintains. Washington Nutrition Group will provide individuals with a revised Notice per request.