THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
We are required by law to protect the privacy of your health information. We are also required to provide you notice, which explains how we may use information about you and when we can disclose that information to others. You also have rights regarding your health information that are described in this notice. We are required by law to abide by the terms of this notice.
The terms “information” or “health information” in this notice include any information we maintain that reasonably can be used to identify you and that relates to your physical or mental health condition, the provision of health care to you, or the payment for such health care.
We have the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this notice. If we make a material change to our privacy practices, we will post the revised notice in a prominent public location and also have copies available upon request.
TruHealth collects and maintains oral, written and electronic information to administer our business and to provide products, services and information of importance to our patients. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards in the handling and maintenance of our patients’ information, in accordance with applicable state and federal standards, to protect against risks such as loss, destruction or misuse.
A. HOW WE MAY USE OR DISCLOSE MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
The following categories describe the ways that we use and disclose medical information about you. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we use and disclose medical information about you will fall into one of these categories.
B. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Although your health record is our property, the information belongs to you. You have the following rights regarding your medical information:
You must submit your request in writing. In your request, you must tell us (1) what information you want to limit; and (2) to whom you want the limits to apply, for example, disclosures to your spouse.
If your request for an amendment is denied, and you disagree with the reason for the denial, you may file a statement of disagreement in your record.
You must submit your request in writing to our business office, Executive Director or Compliance Department. Your request must state a time period which may not be longer than six (6) years from the date the request is submitted and may not include dates before April 14, 2003. Your request should indicate in what form you want the list (for example, on paper or electronically). The first list you request within a 12 month period will be free. For additional lists, we may charge you for the costs of providing the list. We will notify you of the cost involved and you may choose to withdraw or modify your request at that time before any costs are incurred.
C. OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES OF MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Other uses and disclosures of medical information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization. If you provide us authorization to use or disclose medical information about you, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your authorization, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provided to you.
D. CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We are required to abide by the terms of this notice, as it may be updated from time to time. We reserve the right to change this notice and to make the changed notice effective for information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. If we change this notice, the new notice will specify the effective date for the changed notice, and we will distribute the new notice to all patients/clients on service at the time of the change. Copies of the current notice can be obtained by contacting us at the location described below under “Contacting Us” or by visiting our website at https://www.ourtruhealth.com
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with us at the location described below under “Contacting Us” or with the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. All complaints should be submitted in writing. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
F. BREACH NOTIFICATION
In the event of any breach of unsecured PHI, we shall fully comply with the HIPAA/HITECH breach notification requirements, which will include notification to you of any impact that breach may have had on you and/or your family member(s) and actions we undertook to minimize any impact the breach may or could have on you.
G. CONTACTING US
To request additional copies of this notice or to receive more information about our privacy practices or your rights, please contact TruHealth’s Chief Compliance Officer at:
201 Jordan Road, Suite 200
Franklin, TN 37067
H. EFFECTIVE DATE
THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 1, 2013.