HIPAA Patient Privacy Summary
Our Notice of Privacy Practices provides information about how we may use and disclose protected health information about you. The Notice contains a Patient Rights section describing your rights under the law. You have the right to review our Notice before signing this Consent. The terms of our Notice may change. If we change our Notice, you may obtain a revised copy by contacting our office.
You have the right to request that we restrict how protected health information about you is used or disclosed for treatment, payment, or health care operations. We are not required to agree to this restriction, but if we do, we shall honor that agreement.
Existing Michigan Law requires (in addition to our attempt to obtain your written consent, described above) us to first obtain your written consent prior to disclosing any of your information except for our disclosures in connection with: a defense to a claim challenging our professional competence; a review entity’s functions; a claim for payment of fees; a third party payer’s examination of our records; a court order as part of a criminal investigation, an identification of a dead body, a licensure investigation; or a child abuse/neglect investigation.
By signing your Patient Information Form, you consent to our use and disclosure of protected health information about you for treatment, payment, and health care operations. You have the right to revoke this Consent, in writing, signed by you. However, such a revocation shall not affect any disclosures we have already made in reliance on your prior Consent. The Practice provides this form to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
I understand and agree that:
- Protected health information may be disclosed or used for treatment, payment, or health care operations.
- The Practice has a Notice of Privacy Practices and that the patient has the opportunity to review this Notice.
- The Practice reserves the right to change the Notice of Privacy Practices.
- The patient has the right to restrict the uses of their information but the Practice does not have
to agree to the restrictions.
- The patient may revoke this Consent in writing at any time and all future disclosures will then
- The Practice may condition receipt of treatment upon the execution of this Consent.
- The patient acknowledges that he/she has received a copy of our HIPAA practice form.