Clinic Policies

Clinic Policies

Notice of Privacy Practices Patient Acknowledgment

This practice’s Notice of Privacy Practices written in plain language. The notice provides in detail the uses and disclosures of my protected health information that may be made by this practice, my individual rights and the practice’s legal duties with respect to my protected health information.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • A statement that this practice is required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information.
  • A statement that this practice is required to abide by the terms of the notice currently in effect.
  • Types of uses and disclosures that this practice is permitted to make for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment, and healthcare operations.
  • A description of each of the other purposes for which the practice is permitted or required to use or disclose protected health information without  my written consent or authorization.
  • A description of uses and disclosures that are prohibited or materially limited by law.
  • A description of other uses and disclosures that will be made only with my written authorization and that I may revoke such authorization.
  • My individual rights with respect to protected health information and a brief description of how I may exercise these rights in relation to:
  • The right to complain to this practice and to the Secretary of HHS, if I believe my privacy rights have been violated, and that no retaliatory actions    will be used against me in the event of such a complaint.
  • The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of my protected health information, and that this practice is not required to agree   to a requested restriction.
  • The right to receive confidential communications of protected health information.
  • The right to inspect and copy protected health information.
  • The right to receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information.
  • The right to obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices from this practice upon request.
  • This practice reserves the right to change the terms of its Notice of Privacy Practices and to make new provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains. If changes occur, this practice will provide me a revised Notice of Privacy Practices upon request.