The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal program that requires all medical information and individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, electronic, paper or orally are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used.
We may use and disclose your records for each of the following purposes: Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations (Definitions are available upon request)
We may contact you about supply alternatives, other health related benefits and services that may be of interest. We may disclose medical information to family members or caregivers. We may disclose medical information when required to do so by federal, state or local law or to an oversight agency for activities authorized by law.
Any other uses or disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization and we are required to honor and abide by that written consent. You have rights with respects to your protected Health Information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and provide to you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respects to protected health information.
This notice takes effect immediately and we are required to abide to the terms of this privacy notice. You have recourse if you feel your privacy protections have been violated. You have the right to file a written complaint with our office or the Department of Health and Human Services.