THE PRESCRIPTION SHOPPE 2013600600 HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES:
- HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED
- YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
- HOW TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO GET COPIES OF YOUR RECORDS AT LIMITED COST OR, IN SOME CASES, FREE OF CHARGE
- HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT CONCERNING A VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY, OR SECURITY OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION, OR OF YOUR RIGHTS CONCERNING YOUR INFORMATION, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO INSPECT OR GET COPIES OF YOUR RECORDS UNDER HIPAA
- YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO A COPY OF THIS NOTICE (IN PAPER OR ELECTRONIC FORM) AND TO DISCUSS IT WITH OUR PRIVACY OFFICER, MARIEL MANUEL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your health record
Get an electronic or paper copy of your health record
- You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your health record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
- We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within thirty (30) days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.
- Ask us about your right to access to inspect and obtain a copy of your health record and other health information, at limited cost or, in some cases, free of charge; and your right to have us send an electronic copy of health records and other health information in an electronic health record to another person or entity.
Ask us to correct your health record
- You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
- We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within sixty (60) days.
Request confidential communications
- You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
- We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.
Ask us to limit what we use or share
- You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care or we determine that your request is unreasonable.
- If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
- You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six (6) years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
- We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one (1) accounting a year for free, but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask, for another one within twelve (12) months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
- You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you
- If you have given someone health care power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
- We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.
- Unless you are an emancipated minor or there is another law (granting you with legal authority to make your own healthcare decisions), your parent or legal guardian will make decisions regarding your health information.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
- You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
- You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
- We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Discuss this notice of privacy practices
- You have the right to discuss this notice of privacy practices or our privacy practices with the Privacy Officer listed at the top of this notice.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions. If you do not tell us that you have a preference, or that you want to limit what we can share, we will exercise our professional judgment in what we share.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to limit how we may:
- Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care or payment for your care, including following your death.
- Share information in a disaster relief situation.
- Include your information in a hospital directory. If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example, if you are unconscious or you never told us about your preference, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest or in our professional judgment. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety. In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
- Marketing purposes
- Sale of your information
- Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
- Other instances that require written permission
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
- For workers’ compensation claims
- For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
- With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
- For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
Incidental Uses and Disclosures
In the course of providing services to you and other patients, there will be incidental uses and disclosures of your health information. We will try to limit such uses and disclosures, but we cannot ensure that no such incidental uses and disclosures will not occur.
Example: During your treatment or in the waiting area, other patients may overhear a discussion of your health information.
- We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
- We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
- We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
- We will not use or share your information, other than as described here, unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind. You can use the contact information at the beginning of this notice.
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
Notice Regarding Additional New Jersey State and Federal Law Protections
There are certain types of highly confidential information that are specifically addressed in certain federal and New Jersey state laws and regulations, and which further restrict the use and disclosure of this type of highly confidential information. This highly confidential information, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment information, HIV and sexually transmitted disease-related information, mental health information, psychotherapy information, and pregnancy of minors, as well as some other sensitive information, are considered so sensitive that some federal and New Jersey state laws provide special protections for them. All uses or disclosures of such highly sensitive information must meet the requirements of such applicable law. Therefore, there may be greater protections under applicable law for such highly sensitive information. Ask us if you have questions or concerns about the ways this type of highly confidential information may be used or disclosed.