HIPAA: Notice of privacy practices
This notice was updated on August 10, 2015 and it describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. The United States government created rules for the use and protection of medical information by hospitals, clinics, laboratories and other health care entities. The rules are a result of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and subsequent rules and laws that affect HIPAA. These rules are meant to provide all patients in the United States with standard privacy and security safeguards of medical information. One rule requires us to provide all patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices. 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. In this Notice, we refer to your medical information as “Protected Health Information”.