HIPAA Notice of Privacy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

How We May Use and Disclose Elements of Your Protected Health Information (PHI)

We may use and disclose elements of your PHI without your signed authorization to the following persons or under the following circumstances:

  • To doctors, nurses, technicians, or other personnel, including people outside our office, who are involved in your medical care and need the information to provide their services
  • When a release is required or permitted by law, including in judicial settings and to health oversight regulatory agencies and law enforcement
  • To outside companies that assist in operating our home care services, including but not limited to accounting, auditing, and other services provided by these “business associates”
  • In emergencies to avert serious health/safety situations or report abuse and neglect
  • To medical examiners, coroners, or funeral directors to help them in performing their duties
  • To organ, tissue, and other donations organization, upon your death, provided we have no indication on hand about your donation preferences
  • To a family member, relative, or others involved in your health care or payment thereof, unless you object
  • To contact you about appointment reminders, treatment alternatives, and other health-related benefits and services
  • To the sponsor of your health plan
  • If required by international, federal, state, or local law

Apart from the persons and situations mentioned above, we will require your written authorization before using or sharing your protected health information.

Your Rights

  • Breach of notification: You will be notified if one of our business associates or we discover a breach of unsecured health information, including your medical information.
  • Revocation of an authorization: To revoke an authorization you’ve provided, contact the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer.
  • Accounting: To receive an accounting of the disclosures made by us of your health information in the six years prior to your request, contact the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer.
  • This Notice: To get an electronic or paper copy of updates or reissue of this notice, at your request, contact the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer.
  • Complaints: To register a complaint with us, contact the HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.

Our Duties

Home Care Partner is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding health information. We must abide by the terms of this notice or any update of this notice. We reserve the right to change the terms of this notice and to make new provisions effective retroactively to all health information maintained by us.

Privacy contact:

For more information, please contact: info@myhomecarepartner.com

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