Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY:
Ways in which we may use and disclose your protected Health information:
We may use and disclose at our discretion your medical records for each of the following purposes only: treatment, payment and health care operations.
We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or other services that may be of interest to you. We will disclose your protected health information to any person you identify that is involved in payment for your care.
We will use and disclose your protected health information when required by federal, state or local law. There are certain situations in which as a therapist we are required by ethical standards to reveal information obtained during therapy to persons or agencies even if you do not give permission. These situations are as follows: (a) If you threaten grave bodily harm or death to yourself or another person, we are required by ethical standards to inform the intended victim and/or appropriate law enforcement agencies; (b) if you report to me your knowledge of physical or sexual abuse of a minor child or of an elder (over 65) or any sexual conduct/contact with a minor, we are required by law to inform the appropriate child welfare or social agency which may then investigate the matter; (c) if we are required by a court of law (court order) to turn over records to the court or if we are ordered to testify regarding those records.
Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You will be provided with an authorization form upon request. A separate form will be needed for each request for release of information. The authorization for release of records is valid until it expires or is revoked. You may revoke authorization in writing a we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.
Please sign to indicate you understand our operation use of your information for treatment, payment and health care operations as stated above.