By completing the forms and submitting to Dr. Joni Labbe – you acknowledge receipt of the HIPAA Privacy Rule below.
The department of Health and Human Services has established a “Privacy Rule” to help insure that personal health care information is protected for privacy. The Privacy Rule was also created in order to provide a standard for health care providers to obtain their patient’s consent for uses and disclosures of health information about the patient in order to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations.
As our patient, we want you to know that we respect the privacy of your personal medical records, and will do all we can to secure and protect your privacy. We strive to take all necessary precautions to protect that privacy. When it is appropriate and necessary, we provide the minimum necessary information only to those we feel are in need of your health care information, information about your treatment, payment, or health care operations.
We also want you to know that we grant your full access to your own personal medical records. We may have indirect treatment relationships with facilities (such as laboratories that only interact with physicians and not patients). We may have to disclose personal health information for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations to these facilities. These entities are most often not required to obtain patient consent.
You may refuse to consent to the use or disclosure of your personal health information in writing. Under this law, we have the right to refuse to treat you should you choose to refuse to disclose your Personal Health Information (PHI). If you choose to give consent in this document, at some future time you may request to refuse all or part of your PHI. You may not revoke actions that have already been taken which relied on this or previously signed consent.
If you have any objections to this form, please ask to speak with our HIPAA Compliance Officer. You have the right to review our privacy notice, to request restrictions and revoke consent in writing after you have reviewed our privacy notice.