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; and abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices that is in effect from time to time.