Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

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 medical record
Request confidential communications
Get a list of those with whom we've shared information

Get a copy of this privacy notice – You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time.

Choose someone to act for you
Your choices

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.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

If you are not able to tell us your preference we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. 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:

In the case of fundraising we may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.

Our Uses and Disclosures

We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.

We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.

Electronic Exchange. Your information may be shared with other provides, labs and radiology groups through our HER system as listed:

  1. Lab Corp
  2. Quest Diagnostic
How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.

Help with public health and safety issues

We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

Do research, Comply with the law, Respond to organ and tissue donation requests, Work with a medical examiner or funeral director.

We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we're complying with federal privacy law.

We can use or share health information about you:

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions.

Out Responsibilities
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.

You have a right to file a complaint if you feel your privacy has been violated

Arthur Schyler, M.D.

HIPAA Compliance Office: Heather Schlanger
727-847-8307

This Notice of Privacy Practices is effective October 1, 2015