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Privacy Policy

HIPPA and Legal Notices

This office is committed to compliance with all federal and state laws that pertain to any aspect of the clinical practices or business procedures of this office. In particular, privacy and security rules relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), along with related state laws, are integral to matters of privacy, medical records, the confidentiality of communications, and other topics addressed throughout this policy and procedure manual.



The HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to all protected health information (PHI) in this office; including information stored and transmitted electronically, paper records, and oral communications. PHI includes any information as it relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health condition of any of our patients; any treatment they have received; and health care payment information. In keeping with HIPAA compliance, this office has appointed a Privacy Officer to continually evaluate our privacy practices, train our staff about privacy issues, supervise the sharing of information with third parties, and address any complaints from patients, their friends and loved ones, staff, other providers, or members of the community. See Privacy Officer Policy and Procedure. All staff members will be trained on this policy and procedure manual, which will help ensure that the procedures in effect in our office are in keeping with both state and federal law. The Privacy Officer is responsible for both the training of staff, as well as continual review and amendment of this manual as necessary.

A Notice of Privacy Practices is reviewed by all patients to increase their understanding of how their PHI is stored, used and shared beyond this practice, and to notify them of their new rights created under HIPAA. See Patient Notice of Privacy Practices policy and procedure. Under all circumstances, when PHI must be communicated either within this office or to a third party, only the amount of information that is minimally necessary to accomplish the appropriate purpose will be divulged. The Privacy Officer is responsible for establishing criteria on what information is minimally necessary for recurring situations. Unusual or unique needs to share information will be conveyed to the Privacy Officer for approval. See Privacy Officer Policy and procedure.

PHI that is shared as part of delivering quality patient care will not be scrutinized under the minimally necessary guidelines and any information necessary for quality care will be shared appropriately. Only those medical records and files that are immediately necessary for patient care are to be kept at workstations.

Legal Notice

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