To opt out of receiving fundraising communications.
The Practice may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can ask not to be contacted again.
Routine Uses and Disclosures of PHI
The Practice is permitted under federal law to use and disclose PHI, without your written authorization, for certain routine uses and disclosures, such as those made for treatment, payment, and the operation of our business. The Practice typically uses or shares your health information in the following ways:
To run the health care operations
The Practice can use and share PHI to run the business, improve your care, and contact you.
Example: The Practice uses PHI to send you appointment reminders if you choose
To bill for your services.
Uses and Disclosures of PHI That May Be Made Without Your Authorization or Opportunity to Object The Practice may use or disclose PHI without your authorization or an opportunity for you to object, including:
To help with public health and safety issues
Public health: To prevent the spread of disease, assist in product recalls, and report adverse reactions to medication.
Required by the Secretary of Health and Human Services: We may be required to disclose your PHI to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of the final rule on Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.
Health oversight: For audits, investigations, and inspections by government agencies that oversee the health care system, government benefit programs, other government regulatory programs, and civil rights laws.
Serious threat to health or safety: To prevent a serious and imminent threat.
Abuse or Neglect: To report abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
To comply with law, law enforcement, or other government requests
Required by law: If required by federal, state or local law.
Judicial and administrative proceedings: To respond to a court order, subpoena, or discovery request.
Law enforcement: For law locate and identify you or disclose information about a victim of a crime.
Specialized Government Functions: For military or national security concerns, including intelligence, protective services for heads of state, or your security clearance.
National security and intelligence activities: For intelligence, counterintelligence, protection of the President, other authorized persons or foreign heads of state, for purpose of determining your own security clearance and other national security activities authorized by law.
Workers' Compensation: To comply with workers' compensation laws or support claims.
To comply with other requests
Coroners and Funeral Directors: To perform their legally authorized duties.
Organ Donation: For organ donation or transplantation.
Research: For research that has been approved by an institutional review board.
Inmates: The Practice created or received your PHI in the course of providing care.
Business Associates: To organizations that perform functions, activities or services on our behalf.
Uses and Disclosures of PHI That May Be Made With Your Authorization or Opportunity to Object Unless you object, the Practice may disclose PHI:
To your family, friends, or others if PHI directly relates to that person’s involvement in your care.
If it is in your best interest because you are unable to state your preference. Uses and Disclosures of PHI Based Upon Your Written Authorization The Practice must obtain your written authorization to use and/or disclose PHI for the following purposes:
Marketing, sale of PHI, and psychotherapy notes – we never market or sell personal information.
You may revoke your authorization, at any time, by contacting the Practice in writing, using the information above. The Practice will not use or share PHI other than as described in Notice unless you give your permission in writing.
The Practice is required by law to maintain the privacy and security of PHI.
The Practice is required to abide by the terms of this Notice currently in effect. Where more stringent state or federal law governs PHI, the Practice will abide by the more stringent law.
The Practice reserves the right to amend Notice. All changes are applicable to PHI collected and maintained by the Practice. Should the Practice make changes, you may obtain a revised Notice by requesting a copy from the Practice, using the information above, or by viewing a copy on the website - staging.atlantatreatmentcenter.org
The Practice will inform you if PHI is compromised in a breach.
This Notice is effective on 11/16/2021.