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.
EncompassCare is required by law to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain in your medical record so that you will understand how we may use or share your information. Your medical record includes financial and health information referred to in this notice as “Protected Health Information” (“PHI”) or “health information.”
This Notice describes the practices of EncompassCare. We are required to maintain the privacy and security of your health information and adhere to the terms of this notice. We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this Notice, and we will notify you if a breach occurs that has compromised the privacy or security of your health information. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact EncompassCare’s Privacy Officer, Linda Stratton at 419-302-5488.
Your Rights Regarding Your Protected Health Information
Although your health record is the property of EncompassCare, you have the following rights regarding your health information:
How We May Use/Disclose Your Protected Health Information
The following categories describe the ways that we may use and disclose health information. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways that we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall into one of these categories:
Disclosures not described in this Notice will be made only with your written authorization. Most disclosures of psychotherapy notes (if we maintain them), disclosures for marketing purposes, and any sale of your health information will require your authorization. If you provide us permission to use or disclose health information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose health information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. Of course, we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission.
Changes to this Notice
We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and to make the new provisions effective for health information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. We will post the new notice on our website and provide copies upon request.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with EncompassCare or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with EncompassCare, contact the Privacy Officer, Linda Stratton at email@example.com. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
The effective date of this Notice is 10/1/15.
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