Privacy Rule: The Department of Health Human Services has established a "Privacy Rule" to help insure that personal health care information is protected for privacy. The Privacy Rule was also created in order to provide a standard for certain health care providers to obtain their patients' consent for uses and disclousres of health information about the patient to carry out treatment, payment, or health car operations.
As our patient, we want you to know that we respect privacy of yur personal medical record and will do all we can to secure and protect that privacy. We strive to always take resonable percautions to protect your privacy. When it is appropiate and neccessary, we provide the minimum neccessary information to only those we feel are in need of your helath care information and information about treatment, payment or health care operations, in order to provide health care that is in your best interest.
We also want you to know that we support your full access to your personal medical records. We may have indirect treatment relationships with you (such as laboratories that only interact with physicians and not patients), and may have to disclose personal health information for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations. These entities are most often not required to obatain patient consent.
You may refuse to consent to the use or disclosure of your personal health information, but this must be in writing. Under this law, we have the right to refuse to treat you should you choose to refuse to disclose your PersonaL Health Information (PHI). You have the right to review our privacy notice, to request restrictions and revoke consent in writing after you have reviewed our privacy notice.