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KEEPING YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE, HEALTHY, AND INDEPENDENT.

Our Duties in Protecting Your Health Information

 

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information.

We must inform patients or their legal representatives of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information.  

At any time, you may obtain a copy of the current notice from the Director of Medical Records.




Uses or Disclosures Required or Permitted

 

Where we are required or permitted to do so, we may use or disclose your health information in the following circumstances without your written authorization.

 

Federal government investigation, when required by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with federal regulation.

 

Federal, state or local law requirements.

 

Public health activities, for example to report communicable diseases or death; or for matters involving the Food and Drug Administration.

 

Reporting of abuse, neglect or domestic violence.

 

Health oversight activities by a health oversight agency.  (A health oversight agency is an organization authorized by the government to oversee eligibility and compliance and to enforce civil rights laws.)

 

Judicial or administrative proceedings, for example responding to a court order or subpoena.

 

Law enforcement purposes, for example to report certain types of wounds or other physical injuries or to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person.

 

Use by coroners, medical examiners, or funeral directors.

 

Facilitating organ, eye, or tissue donation.

 

Research, provided that very strict controls are enforced.

 

Averting a serious threat to your health or safety or that of the public.

 

Specialized government functions such as military or veterans’ affairs; national security, and intelligence activities.

 

Workers' compensation.

Privacy/Confidentiality Notice