This summary briefly describes important information contained in our
Notice of Privacy Practices. We encourage you to take the time to read the
complete Notice, which is attached to this summary.
Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your
protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health
care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by
law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected
health information. Your “protected health information” means any of your
written and oral health information, including your demographic data that
can be used to identify you. This is health information that is created or
received by your health care provider, and that relates to your past,
present or future physical or mental health or condition.
This Notice will let you know about the various ways we use and disclose
your medical information, describe your rights and our obligations with
respect to the use or disclosure of your medical information. We will also
ask that you acknowledge receipt of this Notice the first time you come to
or use any of our facilities, because the law requires us to make a good
faith effort to obtain your acknowledgment.
We are required by law to:
- Make sure that any medical or health information that we have that identifies you is kept private and will be used or disclosed only in accord with our Notice of Privacy Practices and applicable law.
- Give you the complete Notice of our legal duties and our privacy practices.
- Abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices that is in effect from time to time.
- Notify you in the event of an unauthorized breach of our data if your information has been compromised.