PRN DEVICES, INC. NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
As Required by the Privacy Regulations Promulgated Pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
HIPPA Act of 1996
This notice describes how medical information about the patient may be used, disclosed and how to gain access to this information.
Please review carefully. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) is a federal program that requires all
medical information and individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, electronic, paper or orally are
kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient significant new rights to understand and control how your health
information is used. We may use and disclose you records for each of the following purposes: Treatment, Payment and Health care
Operations (Definitions are available upon request). We may contact you about supply alternatives, other health related benefits and
services that may be of interest. We may disclose medical information to family members or caregivers. We may disclose medical
information when required to do so by federal, state or local law or to an oversight agency for activities authorized by law. Any
other uses or disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization and we are required
to honor and abide by that written consent. You have rights with respects to you protected Health Information. We are required
by law to maintain the privacy of you protected health information and provide to you with notice of our legal duties and privacy
practices with respects to protected health information. This notice takes effect immediately and we are required to abide to the
terms of this privacy notice. You have recourse if you feel your privacy protections have been violated. You have the right to file
a written complaint with our office or the Department of Health and Human Services.
Understanding Your Health Records/information:
Each time you visit a physician, or other healthcare provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains
your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often
referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a:
- Basis for planning your care and treatment
- Means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care
- Legal document describing the care you received
- Means by which you or a third party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided
- A tool in educating health professionals.
Understanding what is in your record and how your information can be used to help you:
- Ensure its accuracy:
- Better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information
- Make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others
Your Health Information Rights:
Although your health record is the physical property of the healthcare practitioner or facility that compiled. It the information
belongs to you.
You have the right to:
- Request a restriction on certain use and disclosure of your information as provide by 45 CFR 164.522
- Obtain a paper copy of the notice of information practices upon request
- Inspect and copy the health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.522
- Obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information's provided in 45 CFR 164.522
- Request communication of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations.