We are required by law to provide our Notice of Privacy Practices to you and obtain your acknowledgement of its receipt prior to providing any services to you.The following is a brief summary of the contents of the Notice.We encourage you to read the entire Notice and ask any questions you may have concerning its contents.
Your Rights Regarding Your Health Information.This section describes the following rights you have with respect to your health information and tells you how you may exercise these rights.
Right to inspect and copy
Right to request amendment
Right to an accounting of disclosures
Right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures
Right to request alternative means of communication
Right to receive a paper copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices
How To File Complaints Concerning Our Privacy Practices.This section tells you what you can do if you believe any of your rights have been violated.You will not be penalized for filing any complaint.
How We May Use and Disclose Health Information About You Without Your Specific Authorization.This section describes the different ways we may use or disclose your health information without first obtaining from you a specific authorization.These types of uses and disclosures are specifically permitted by federal law because it is assumed you would want us to use or disclose your information for these purposes, or because such use or disclosure is recognized as critical to the proper functioning of our health care system.
You will be asked to acknowledge your receipt of this Notice, and your acknowledgement will be maintained in your permanent record.You should keep this copy of the Notice.Another copy of this Notice will not be provided automatically at any later visit, but you may request a copy of the Notice at any time.Also, the Notice is posted at our facility.If there is a material revision to the Notice at some later date, you again will be provided with a copy of the Notice and asked to sign an acknowledgement.
Maintaining the privacy of your health information is very important to us.Again, if you have any questions concerning the attached Notice, please do not hesitate to ask.