Therapeutic Massage Solutions
Effective Date: October 10th 2014
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DETAILS HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AS WELL AS HOW YOU CAN OBTAIN FULL ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
This notice is intended to inform you about our practices related to the protection of the privacy of your health information and medical records.
Generally, we are required by law to ensure that health information that identifies you is kept private. Further, we must give you this information related to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to any health information we create or receive about you. We are required by law to follow the terms of the notice that currently is in effect.
This notice will explain how we may use and disclose your health information, our obligations related to the use and disclosure of your health information and your rights related to any heath information that we have about you, This notice applies to the health information records that are generated in or by Therapeutic Massage Solutions.
This notice will serve as a joint notice representing an organized health care arrangement between Therapeutic Massage Solutions and members of our massage facility.
With a few exceptions, we are required to obtain your authorization for the use or disclosure of information for reasons other than for treatment, payment, or health care operations. We have listed some of the reasons why we might use or disclose your health information and some examples of the types of uses or disclosures below. Not every use or disclosure is covered, but all of the ways we are allowed to use and disclose information will fall into one of the categories.
If you have any questions about the content of this Notice of Privacy Practices, or if you need to speak to someone about information contained in this Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact us.
Use and Disclosures of Medical Information that do not require Your Authorization;
We can use or disclose health information about you without your authorization when there is an emergency or when we are required by law to treat you, when we are required by law to use or disclose certain information, or when there are substantial communication barriers to obtaining consent from you.
Further, we may use or disclose your health information without your consent or authorization in any of the following circumstances:
When it is required by law
When it involves use and disclosure for public health activities, such as mandated disease injury, public health investigation, etc.:
When reporting a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease :
When reporting information about victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence:
When disclosing information for the purpose of health oversight activities, such as audits, investigations, inspections, licensure or disciplinary actions or legal proceedings of actions:
When disclosing information for judicial and administrative proceedings in accordance with state and/or federal law, for instance, in response to a court order, such as a court ordered subpoena.
Planned Uses or Disclosures to Which You May Object
We may use or disclose your health information for any of the purposes described in this section, unless you affirmatively object to or otherwise restrict a particular release. You must direct your written objections or restrictions to Therapeutic Massager Solutions.
We may use or disclose your health information to contact you and remind you that you have an appointment for massage
We may use your health information to provide you with information about or recommendations of possible treatment options or alternatives that may interest you
We may use your information as a learning reference, without disclosing actual identity.
Your Rights with Respect to Health Information