Notice of Privacy Practices
Your Information. Your Rights.
4040 Bryce Lane
Flower Mound, Texas 75077 (940) 310-6020
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.
You have the right to:
• Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
• Correct your paper or electronic medical record
• Request confidential communication
• Ask us to limit the information we share
• Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
• Get a copy of thisprivacynotice
• Choosesomeone to actforyou
• File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated
> See page 2 for more information on
these rights and how to exercise them
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
• Tell familyandfriendsabout your condition
• Provide disaster relief
• Include you in a hospital directory
• Provide mental health care
• Market our services and sell your information
• Raise funds
> See page 3 for more information on
these choices and how to exercise them
Our Uses and Disclosures
We may use and share your information as we:
• Treat you
• Run our organization
• Bill for your services
• Help with public health and safety issues
• Do research
• Comply with the law
• Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
• Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
• Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
• Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
> See pages 3 and 4 for more information on these uses and
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Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medicalrecordand other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
• Wewillprovide a copy or a summaryof yourhealthinformation, usuallywithin 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.
Ask us to correct your medical record • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
• We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.
Request confidential communications • You canask us to contact you in a specific way (forexample, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
• We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.
Ask us to limit what we use or share • Youcan ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or ouroperations. Wearenotrequired to agree to yourrequest, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
• If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
• We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’llprovide one accounting a yearforfree but willcharge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice • You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
• We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated • Youcan complain if youfeel we haveviolatedyourrightsbycontacting us usingthe information on page 1.
• You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/ privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
• We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
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In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to: • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
• Share information in a disaster relief situation
• Include your information in a hospital directory
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission: • Marketing purposes
• Sale of your information
• Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
In the case of fundraising: • We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
Our Uses and Disclosures
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
Treat you • We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Run our organization • We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services • We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities. Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
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How else can we use or share your health information? We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. Wehave to meet manyconditions in thelawbefore we canshareyour informationforthese purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.
Help with public health and safety issues • We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
• Preventing disease
• Helping with product recalls
• Reporting adverse reactions tomedications
• Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
• Preventing or reducinga serious threattoanyone’s health or safety
Do research • We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law • We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Healthand Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests • We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director • We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests • We can use or share health information about you:
• For workers’ compensation claims
• For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
• With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
• For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions • Wecan share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
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This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to the following organizations.
S2S Functional Performance®
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