Know About Our Legal Duty
An Insight into Health Information
We reveal and use all the health information related to your payments, treatments and healthcare operations.
In order to receive payments of the services which we will provide you, we will be using and disclosing your health details.
Your health information will be revealed to the physician/dentist, students and all those who will be treating you.
You can give us a written note on using your health details for payment procedures, treatments and healthcare operations. We will not proceed until and unless you hand it over to us.
Your health information might get used or disclosed. It includes improvement activities, quality assessment, reviewing the competence and so on.
Information to Family and Friends
In order to help you out with your healthcare, we will will provide your health information to your family and friends. This will also help with the payment procedure. However, we will not go ahead with it until and unless you give us a green signal.
People Responsible for Your Care
We may also reveal you heal information to another person who is responsible for your care, he/she could be your personal representative as well. You can raise an objection if you do not want us to go forward with it.
Marketing the Services Related to Health
We may use the information of patients and contact you so that we can do a survey on the patient’s experience. This will help us in understanding what you have liked about our services and where we can improve.
We can also ask a third-party service provider to get in touch with you on our behalf for doing the survey.
We will only send emails that are useful for and the ones which you want to receive. You will get an option of opting out whenever you receive a new email.
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer by the website, they happen to be encrypted texts. Our website also utilizes the technology of “cookie”. They help our website to recall all the information which comes to us. Cookies figure out the measured usage of several pages on a website and make our information more relevant.
They also provide functionalities such as payments of bills and online appointing.
We use two types of cookies, “persistent” cookies and “session” cookies. Persistent cookies stay on your system until and unless you delete them while session cookies get deleted right after you exit from your website. We do not take the help of cookies to fetch your personally identifiable information but the ones which you provide us by yourself.
We can reveal the health details of Armed Forces to military authorities if certain circumstances emerge. We may also disclose lawful and counterintelligence health information to authorized federal officials.
Victim of Abuse
We can revel your health detail if we figure out that you are a victim of any form of abuse. We will do so to save you from further threats.
Your health details won’t be used for fundraising activities until and unless you ask us to do so.
Abide by Law
We will have to disclose or use the information related to your health if the law requires us to do so.
Reminding About Appointments
Your health information can get revealed or used to notify you about the appointments.
The Rights of the Patients
You will be allowed to take a look at your health information copies with limited exceptions. You can request us to provide copies in a format except for photocopies. We might charge for providing dental records and X-Rays.
We will tell you about the times where your health information has got disclosed. We might charge you if you ask for it more than once within a period of one year.
If you want, you can request us to raise restrictions on disclosing your health information. We are not supposed to abide by the extra restrictions, therefore, we will follow our agreement if we do so.
Alternative Means of Communication
Let us know if you want us to communicate with you regarding your health through alternative means. You must request for it in writing where you need to specify the other means of communicating.
Breaching of Notification
You will be provided with a notification of breach of unsafe PHI as instructed by the law.
Amendment of Health Information
If you tell us, we will amend your health details. You need to file this request in writing, also mention the reason behind it.
Forms of Receiving the Notice
If you get this particular notice via mail or on our website, you will also receive it in writing.
Questions which Concern You
In order to get more information on our privacy practices, you call Ivonne Castro Smiles’s HIPPA Compliance Officer at (504) 321-5183.
You are bound to maintain the right of your health information and we strongly believe in that.