NOTICE OF TRACE REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S PRIVACY PRACTICES
Please review this notice that describes how your health information is protected and how it may be used and disclosed. This notice also informs you how you may gain access to this information. This notice is effective as of SEPTEMBER 17, 2013.
Federal and state regulations require us to maintain the privacy of your health information and to implement policies and procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your health information. We are required by law to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices (The Notice).
This Notice provides you with information about our privacy practices and describes the ways in which we may use or disclose your health information. This Notice also describes your rights and our legal obligations regarding any such uses or disclosures. This applies to all of your health information created and/or maintained at our facility, including any information that we receive from other healthcare providers. This Notice also applies to health information that we share with covered entities and business associates.
We will not use or disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) without your written authorization, except as described or otherwise permitted by this Notice. We reserve the right to change this Notice and to make the revised Notice effective for all health information we already have about you, as well as any information we create or receive in the future. Whenever we revise this Notice, we will make the revised Notice available to you upon request on or after the effective date of the revised Notice, and we will have a copy of the Notice available at all our healthcare facilities to take with you.
Protected Health Information (PHI) is any information that identifies the past, present, and/or future physical and/or mental health of an individual, and that information includes electronic, written, and/or verbal communications. Read More.