D. OUR PLEDGE REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION: We consider your Health Information private and confidential and have policies and procedures in place to protect the Health Information against unlawful use and disclosure. We create a record of the care and services received by you through the Organization. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This Notice applies to all of the records of your health care generated by the Organization, whether made by Organization personnel or your personal doctor. Your personal doctor may have different policies or notice regarding the doctor's use and disclosure of your Health Information created in the doctor's office or clinic. We are required by law to: make sure that Health Information that identifies you is kept private; provide you notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to Health Information about you; and follow the terms of the Notice that is currently in effect.
E. HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU: The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose Health Information. For each category of uses or disclosures, we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose Health Information will fall within one of the categories:
F. SPECIAL SITUATIONS:
G. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU:
H. CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE: We reserve the right to change this Notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for Health Information we already have about you as well as any Health Information we receive in the future. We will post a copy of the current Notice on our website and in publicly visible sites throughout the Organization. The Notice will contain on the first page the issue date (i.e. the effective date) and last revised date. In addition, each time you register at or are admitted for treatment or health care services as an inpatient or outpatient, we will offer you a copy of the current Notice in effect. You may view and print a current copy of the Notice on our website at any time.
I. COMPLAINTS: If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the Organization or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the Organization, contact the Privacy Officer. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
J. OTHER USES OF HEALTH INFORMATION: Other uses and disclosures of Health Information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to the Organization will be made only with your written permission. If you provide us permission to use or disclose medical information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose Health Information about you for the reasons covered by your written authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the care that we provided to you.