The Notice of Privacy Practices was updated on 09/23/2013. Our Health Information Privacy Policies and Procedures implement our obligations to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information that we create, receive or maintain as a health care provider. We implement these Health Information Privacy Policies and Procedures as a matter of sound business practice, to protect the interests of our patients, and to fulfill our legal obligations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and its implementing regulations at 45 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 160 and 164 (“Privacy Rules”).
As your health provider, we are obligated to follow these Health Information Privacy Policies and Procedures faithfully. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, including termination of our employees.
If you have questions about any use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information or about our obligations under these Health Information Privacy Policies and Procedures, the Privacy Rules or other federal or state law, consult our Privacy Officer:
Carol Lemieux, HIPAA Privacy Officer
775-945-2461 ext. 292