We may use or disclose, as-needed, your protected health information in
support the business activities of your physician’s practice. These
activities include, but are not limited to,
quality assessment activities, employee review activities, training of
medical students, licensing, and
conducting, arranging for other business activities. For example, we may
disclose your protected health
information to medical school students that see patients at our office.
In addition, we may use a sign-in sheet at
the registration desk where you will be asked to sign your name and indicate
your physician. We may also call
you by name in the waiting room when your physician is ready to see you.
We may use of disclose your
protected health information, as necessary, to contact you to remind you
of your appointment.
We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following
situations without your
authorization. These situations include: as Required By Law, Public Health
issues as required by law,
Communicable Diseases: Heath Oversight: Abuse or Neglect: Food and Drug
Legal Proceedings: Law Enforcement: Coroners, Funeral Directors, and Organ
Donation: Research: Criminal
Activity: Military Activity and National Security: Workers’ Compensation:
Inmates: Required Uses and
Disclosures: Under the law, we must make disclosures to you and when required
by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our
compliance with the requirements of
Other Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures Will be Made Only with
Your Consent, Authorization or
Opportunity to Object unless required by law.
You may revoke this authorization, at any time, in writing, except to
the extent that your physician or the
physician’s practice has taken an action I reliance on the use or
disclosure indicated in the authorization.