HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
The Nursing Station, Inc. dba BABYOLOGY
How we may use and disclose your health information. 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.
Except for the purposes described below, we will use and disclose Health Information only with your written permission. You may revoke such permission at any time by writing to our Privacy Officer.
To Treat you: We may use protected health information to provide you with medical services and products. We may disclose protected health information about you to physicians, nurses or other health care entities to provide you with your supplies. For example, we may request diagnosis information from your physician to ensure that the correct supplies are being provided for treatment. In certain instances, we may use and disclose your protected health information to communicate with you regarding treatment options or other health related products or services.
To Run our organization We may use and disclose your protected health information for a variety of business activities that are called health care operations. For example, we may use protected health information to evaluate the performance of our staff in providing services and products to you or to work with others who assist us in complying with this Notice and other applicable laws. Also, if you requested that we send order updates to your e-mail address, we may use and disclose protected health information for that purpose.
For Payment: We may use and disclose protected health information to bill and collect payment for health care services and products we provide. For example, we may inform your health insurance provider about supplies you are going to receive to obtain a prior approval or to determine if your plan will cover the supplies. We will contact for your portion of a balance due, or a rental renew reminder. You may be contacted by phone, email, or SMS.
For Appointment and Class Reminders: We may use and disclose Health Information to contact you to remind you that you have an appointment with us or you have signed up for one of the classes we offer.
Treatment Alternatives and Health Related Benefits and Services. We also may use and disclose Health Information to tell you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services or products that may be of interest to you.
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. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these 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 to medications, reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’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 Health and 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:We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
Law Enforcement: We may release protected health information about you if asked to do so by a law enforcement official.
Supply Reminders: We may use and disclose your protected health information to contact you about your supply needs and provide supply reminders about an item that is currently prescribed to you. If we receive payment from a manufacturer for this service, it will be reasonably related to our cost of providing this information to you.
Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment For Your Care: We may release protected health information about you to a friend or family member who you have listed as a contact involved in your medical care. Additionally, we may give information to an individual who helps pay for your care.
Decedents: We may disclose your Protected Health Information to a coroner or medical examiner as authorized by law.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
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:
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated:
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
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:
In the case of fundraising:
For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.