This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how your protected health information may be used and disclosed to carry out treatment, payment or healthcare operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. They also describe your rights to access and control your protected health information, such as information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition; and related healthcare services.
We have always been dedicated to respecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients. Please read the complete Notices of Privacy Practices below for complete information about how the law and our policies affect you.
Your privacy and trust is important to us. If you have any questions, please always feel free to inquire.
New Tools to Educate Consumers and Providers about HIPAA Privacy and Security
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed an array of new tools to educate consumers and healthcare providers about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules.
Many consumers are unfamiliar with their rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. With that in mind, OCR has posted a series of factsheets, also available in eight languages, to inform consumers about their rights under the HIPAA Privacy Rule. These materials are available on OCR’s website at: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers.
Please review these resources and let us know if you have any questions regarding your HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has developed a bulletin discussing how to manage HIPAA Privacy in emergency situations.