HIPAA Notice

TO OUR CLIENTS – 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.

Health Information that we maintain about you:

Your rights regarding your Health Information:

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.

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:

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION – We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

For advertising and promotion, we may use your story and ultrasound images with all identifying information removed or de-identified to protect your privacy. https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.

How else can we use or share your health information? – 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.

We do not create or maintain psychotherapy notes at this practice.

Our responsibilities

Changes to the Terms of This Notice 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 website.