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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
As Required by the Privacy Standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act 1996 (HIPAA)
THIS PRIVACY NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU (AS A PATIENT OF THIS HOSPITAL) MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED, AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY NOTICE CAREFULLY
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE PRIVACY OFFICER LISTED AT THE END OF THIS NOTICE
Morgan Memorial Hospital and Transitional Care Unit is committed to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information (PHI). As we provide treatment and services to you, we create records that contain your medical and personal information, referred to as protected health information, or PHI. We need these records to provide you with quality care and to comply with various legal requirements. The terms of this Privacy Notice apply to all records containing your PHI that are created or retained by our Hospital. We are required by federal and state law to protect the privacy of the PHI maintained in such records. We also are required by law to provide you with this Privacy Notice of our legal duties and the privacy practices that we maintain in our Hospital concerning your PHI. We must follow the terms of the Privacy Notice that we have in effect at the time.
This Privacy Notice provides you with the following important information:
• How we may use and disclose your PHI.
• Your privacy rights with respect to your PHI.
• Our obligations concerning the use and disclosure of your PHI.
• Important contact information.
II. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We reserve the right to revise or amend this Privacy Notice. Any revision or amendment to this Privacy Notice will be effective for all of your records that our Practice has created or maintained in the past, and for any of your records that we may create or maintain in the future. We will post a copy of our current Notice in a visible location at all times, and you may request a copy of our most current Notice at any time.