Privacy Policy

 NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

“THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.”

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Protected Information:

While receiving care from Open Arms Hospice Inc., information regarding your medical history, treatment and payment for your health care may be originated and/or received by us. Information which can be used to identify you and which related to your past, present or future medical condition, receipt of health care payment for health care (“Protected Health Information”).

Our Responsibilities:

Federal law (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) imposes certain obligations and duties upon us as a covered health care provided with respect to your Protected Information. Specifically, we are required to:

  • Provide you with notice of our legal duties and our policies regarding the use and disclosure of your Protected Information;
  • Maintain the confidentiality of your Protected Information in accordance with state and federal law; 
  • Honor your requested restrictions regarding the use and disclose of your Protected Information 

unless under the law we are authorized to release your Protected Information without your authorization, in which case you will be notified within a reasonable period of time;

  • Allow you to inspect and copy your Protected Information during our regular business hours;
  • Act on your request to amend Protected Information within sixty (60) days and notify you of any delay which would require us to extend the deadline by the permitted thirty (30) day extension;
  • Accommodate reasonable requests to communicate Protected Information by alternative means or methods; and Abide by terms of this notice.