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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.Please review this notice carefully.

Your health record contains personal information about you and your health. State and federal law protects the confidentiality of this information. Protected health information" is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.

The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records is specifically protected by Federal law and regulations. The Rehab Guide is required to comply with these additional restrictions. This includes a prohibition, with very few exceptions, on informing anyone outside the program that you attend the program or disclosing any information that identifies you as an alcohol or drug abuser.

The violation of Federal laws or regulations by this program is a crime. If you suspect a violation you may file a report to the appropriate authorities in accordance with Federal regulations.

How We May Use and Disclose Health Information About You:
• For Treatment. We may use medical and clinical information about you to provide you with treatment or
  services.
• For Payment. With your authorization, we may use and disclose medical information about you so that we can
  receive payment for the treatment services provided to you.
• For Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information (PHI) for certain
  purposes in connection with the operation of our program.
• Without Authorization. Applicable law also permits us to disclose information about you without your
  authorization in a limited number of other situations, such as with a court order. These situations are
  explained on the following pages.
• With Authorization. We must obtain authorization from you for other uses and disclosures of your (PHI)
 
Your Rights Regarding Your (PHI).

You have the following rights regarding ((PHI)) we maintain about you:
• Right of Access to Inspect and Copy. You have the right, which may be restricted in certain circumstances, to
  inspect and copy (PHI) that may be used to make decisions about your care. We may charge a reasonable,
  cost-based fee for copies.
• Right to Amend. If you feel that the ((PHI)) we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to
  amend the information although we are not required to agree to the amendment.
• Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an accounting of the disclosures that we
  make of your (PHI). There are exceptions that do not require accounting for, including disclosures made for
  the purposes of treatment, payment, health care operations or pursuant to an authorization.
• Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the use or of your 
  (PHI) for treatment, payment, or health care operations. We are not required to agree to your request.
• Right to Request Confidential Communication. You have the right to request that we communicate with you
  about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location.
• Right to a Copy of this Notice. You have the right to a copy of this notice.
• Complaints. You have the right to file a complaint in writing to us or to the Secretary of Health and Human
  Services if you believe we have violated your privacy rights.

We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. If you have any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices, Please contact our Chief Technical Officer: M. Aguilar at our contact form

mannya.@.therehabguide.com
 


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