AACPC Clinic Notice of Privacy- Revised 9/19/2013
This notice describes how your health information may be used and disclosed and how you can access this information. Please review it carefully.
At AACPC we have always kept your health information secure and confidential, by law. The law requires us to maintain your privacy, to give you this notice and to follow the terms of this notice.
The law permits us to disclose your health information to those involved in your treatment. For example, a review of your file by a specialist doctor whom we may involve in your care.
We may use or disclose your health information for payment of your services. For example, we may send a report of your progress to your insurance company. We may share your medical information with our business associates, such as a billing service. We have a written contract with each business associate that requires them to protect your privacy.
We may use your information to contact you. For example, we may send newsletters or other information. We may also want to call and remind you about appointments, and this may be completed by an automated calling process provided by an outside vendor. If you are not home, we may leave this information on your answering machine or with the person who answers the phone.
In an emergency we may disclose your health information to a family member or another person responsible for your care.
We may release some or all of your health information when required by law. If this practice is sold, your information will become property of the new owner.
Except as described above, this practice will not use or disclose your health information without your prior written authorization.
You may request in writing that we not use or disclose your health information as described above. We will let you know if we can fulfill your request.
You have the right to know of any uses or disclosures we make with your health information beyond the above normal uses.
You have the right to transfer copies of your health information to another practice. Notify us in writing of where you would like us to send a copy of your health information for you. We will mail or fax your files for you.
You have the right to see and receive a copy of your health information, with a few exceptions. Give us a written request regarding the information you want to see. If you also want a copy of your records, we may charge a reasonable fee for the copies. If you would like a digital copy of your records, let us know which type of file you would like and we will try to meet your needs.
You have the right to request an amendment or change to your health information, in writing. If you wish to include a statement in your file, please give it to us in writing. We may or may not make the changes you request, will include your statement in your file. If we agree to an amendment or change, we will not remove or alter earlier documents, but will add new information.
You have the right to receive a copy of this notice, and to receive a report of to whom we disclose your information. If our privacy and security measures or systems are breached in any way, we will notify you.
If we change any of the details of this notice, we will post the revised notice with revision date, and request you sign again at your next appointment.
You may file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 509F, Washington, DC 20201. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint. However, before filing a complaint, or for more information or assistance regarding your health information privacy, please contact our Privacy Officer/RN Clinic Director, at 303.706.9923.
Internet information/data collection: The data collected as a result of your visiting our website may consist of the following: the internet domain from which you accessed the site, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the type of browser you use, date and time you visited, pages you saw, and address of website you linked from here. This information is used to help us design and improve our site for you, the user. Internet cookies are used to collect the above referenced information.