Healing Connections Therapy Center is committed to treating you and using protected health information about you responsibly. This Notice of Health Information Privacy Practices (HIPPA) describes the personal information that is collected, and how and when it is used or disclosed. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protected health information. This Notice is effective April 15, 2003 and applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.
Each time you visit Healing Connections Therapy Center a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a:
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to: ensure its accuracy, better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information, and make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.
Although your health record is the physical property of Healing Connections Therapy Center, the information belongs to you. You have the right to:
Obtain a paper copy of this notice of information practices upon request:
Healing Connections Therapy Center is required to:
We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. Should our information practices change, we will give you in person, or mail a revised notice to the address youve supplied us.
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue to use or disclose your health information after we have received a written revocation of the authorization according to the procedures included in the authorization.
If you have questions, would like additional information, or believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can contact the Office for Civil Rights. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint. The address for the OCR is listed below: