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Notice of Patient Privacy Practices

OTHER PERMITTED AND REQUIRED USES AND DISCLOSES THAT MAY BE MADE WITH YOUR CONSENT, AUTHORIZATION OR OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT.

We also may use and disclose your health information as set forth below. You have the opportunity to agree or object to the use or disclosure of all or part of your health information in these instances. If you are not present or able to agree or object to the use or disclosure of the health information (such as in an emergency situation) then your clinician may, using professional judgement, determine whether the disclosure is in your best interest. In this case, only the information about you to a friend or family member who is involved in your medical care or who helps to pay for your care. In addition, we may disclose medical information about you to an entity assisting in a disaster relief effort so that your family can be notified about your condition, status, and location.

FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS: We may communicate to you via newsletters, mailings or other means regarding treatment options, information or health-related benefits or services; to remind you that you have an appointment for medical care; or other community based initiatives or activities in which our facility is participating. If you are not interested in receiving these materials, please contact our Privacy Officer.

OTHER PERMITTED AND REQUIRED USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT MAY BE MADE WITHOUT YOUR AUTHORIZATION OR OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT

We may use or disclose your health information in the following situations without your authorization or without providing you with an opportunity to object. These situations include

AS REQUIRED BY LAW: We may use and disclose health information to the following types of entities, including but not limited to:

  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Public Health or Legal Authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Workers Compensation Agents
  • Organ and Tissue Donation Organizations
  • Military Command Authorities
  • Health Oversight Agencies
  • Funeral Directors, Coroners and Medical Directors
  • National Security and Intelligence Agencies
  • Protective Services for the President and Others
  • Authority that receives reports or abuse and neglect

LAW ENFORCEMENT/LEGAL PROCEEDINGS: We may disclose health information for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena.

STATE-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Many states have requirements for reporting, including population-based activities relating to improving health or reducing health care costs.

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