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.
You have the right to:
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
We may use and share your information as we:
|Treat youRun our organizationBill for your servicesHelp with public health and safety issuesDo researchComply with the lawRespond to organ and tissue donation requestsWork with a medical examiner or funeral directorAddress workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requestsRespond to lawsuits and legal actions|
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
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
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, 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
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
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, for example if you are unconscious, 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 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.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
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:
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
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.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
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:
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.
Federal and Florida laws require that we protect your medical information and federal law requires that we describe to you how we handle that information. When federal and Florida privacy laws differ, and the Florida law is more protective of your information or provides you with greater access to your information, then Florida law will override federal law and we will follow the more protective Florida law
We will not release your medical record without your written consent, except as follows: for treatment purposes; for a compulsory physical exam required by law for a legal proceeding; to a regional poison control center; to defend ourselves in a medical negligence action or administrative proceeding; to the Florida Department of Health for any professional disciplinary proceedings if you do not authorize the disclosure; to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Department of Legal Affairs if you are a Medicaid recipient; or in a civil or criminal action, if the person seeking your records has issued a subpoena and given you notice. [456.057(7), Fla. Stat.]
We may release your positive HIV/AIDS test result without your permission to: medical personnel subject to significant exposure; health care providers and their employees who are treating you or handle or process specimens of bodily fluids; the county health department for disease reporting; payers for purposes of getting paid; health facilities or providers that procure, process, distribute or use human body parts from a deceased person; staff involved with quality review; authorized medical or epidemiological researchers; a person allowed access by the judge of compensation claims of the Division of Administrative Hearings; any person responsible for the care of a child with AIDS/HIV; employees of residential facilities or community-based care programs that care for developmentally disabled persons; or pursuant to a court order after notice. [381.004, Fla. Stat.]
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.
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.
Effective Date: 2/1/2022
This notice applies to all medical practices, urgent care centers and other health care organizations owned by InnovaCare Health, LP and its subsidiaries.
If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact the Practice Manager or Administrator or the InnovaCare Health Privacy Officer at:
Attn: Privacy Officer
6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd St. 300
Orlando, FL 32827-7592
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