Your trust is important to us.  Our confidentiality procedures are regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  We comply completely with these guidelines. All of your medical information is kept strictly confidential.

 

Notice of Privacy Practices

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our patients’ personal and health information. All of our employees are required to sign confidentiality agreements and are required to comply with our confidentiality policies. We may use or disclose your protected health information for purpose of treatment, payment or practice operations only with your written consent. For example, we may contact another physician to coordinate your care, submit a claim to an insurer, or look at your file to perform internal quality monitoring. We must obtain your written authorization for any other use or disclosure.

You may revoke your consent or authorization at any time in writing. This will not apply to information used or disclosed while the consent or authorization is in effect. We will provide access to your information, without your consent or authorization, when required to do so by law or regulation. This may include, but not limited to: public health and law enforcement authorities, health care oversight agencies, government benefits programs, employers (in cases of work-related illness or injury), courts and administrative tribunals.

You have the right to: access and amend your information, request an accounting of any disclosures, request restrictions on use and disclosure of your information, request a copy of this Notice, or receive confidential communications. If you request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your information, we are not required to grant your request. You may exercise your rights by contacting the individual identified at the conclusion of this Notice.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. We are required to abide by the terms of the most current notice in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our notice and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. We will provide you with a revised notice by mail.

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may complain to us or to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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