NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
(AVISO DE PRÁCTICAS DE CONFIDENCIALIDAD)
Effective Date: March 2013.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Health Information
WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE
This notice describes our hospital's practices and that of:
• any health care professional authorized to enter information into your hospital chart.
• All departments and units of the hospital.
• Any member of a volunteer group we allow to help you while you are in the hospital.
• All Employees, staff and other hospital personnel.
All these entities, sites and locations follow the terms of this notice. In addition, these entities, sites and locations may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment or health care operations purposes described in this notice.
OUR PLEDGE REGARDING MEDICAL INFORMATION
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We
are committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at the hospital. 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 care generated by the hospital, whether made by hospital personnel or your personal doctor. Your personal doctor may have different policies or notices regarding the doctor's use and disclosure of your medical information created in the doctor's office or clinic.
This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
We are required by law to:
• Make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private
(with certain exceptions);
• Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to
medical information about you; and
• Follow the terms of our notice that is currently in effect.