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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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”).
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:
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;