Jeff Davis Hospital Summary of Notice of Privacy Practices
Our Legal DutyWe have a duty to protect the confidentiality of medical information about you. We are required to provide you with a Notice of Privacy Practices explaining the way we may use and disclose your medical information. The Notice also describes your legal rights and our obligations regarding he use and disclosure of your medical information.
Parties Following the NoticeThe Notice will be followed by the Hospital and its affiliates, together with their health care professionals, staff and volunteers; members of the Hospital Medical Staff and those participating in managed care networks with the Hospital; and other legal entities that provide services to the Hospital.
How We May Use and Disclose Medical Information About YouWe may use or disclose identifiable health information about you for any reasons, including:
Activities of managed care networks in which we participate
Activities of our affiliates
Health care operations
Health oversight activities
Public health purposes
To avert a serious threat to health or safety
National security and protective services
To coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors
To military command authorities
As required by law
Lawsuits and disputes
Law enforcement purposes
In general, other uses and disclosures of your medical information will require your written authorization. We may use or disclose certain limited information about you, unless you object or request a limitation of the disclosure for:
Individuals involved in your care or payment
Your Privacy RightsYou have the following rights with respect to your health information:
The right to request confidential communications and alternative means of communication with you.
The right to request restrictions on certain uses of your health information.
The right to inspect and copy certain medical information that we maintain about you.
The right to request an amendment 9of your health information
The right to an accounting of certain disclosures of your health information.