Privacy Notice

This notice is a summary of how your protected health information is used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information.  For a full copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices please click on link below.

 

Uses and Disclosures of Health Information

 

We use health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive.

 

We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you without your authorization for several other reasons.  Subject to certain requirements, we may give out health information without your authorization for public health purposes, for auditing purposes, for research studies, and for emergencies.  We provide information when otherwise required by law, such as for law enforcement in specific circumstances.  In any other situation, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing any identifiable health information about you.  If you choose to sign an authorization to disclose information, you can later revoke that authorization to stop any future uses and disclosures.

 

We may change our policies at any time.  Before we make a significant change in our policies, we will change our notice and post the new notice in the waiting area and in each examination room.  You can also request a copy of our notice at any time.  For more information about our privacy practices, contact the person listed below.

 

Your Rights

 

Although your health record is the physical property of the healthcare practitioner or facility that compiled it, the information belongs to you. You have the right to:

 

  • request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information

  • obtain a paper copy of the notice of privacy practices upon request

  • inspect and obtain a copy of your health record as provided

  • amend your health record as provided

  • obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information

  • request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations

  • revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken

Following is a statement of your rights with respect to your protected health information and a brief description of how you may exercise these rights.

Complaints

 

If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about access to your records, you may contact the person listed below.  You also may send a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The person listed below can provide you with the appropriate address upon request.

 

Our Legal Duty

 

We are required by law to protect the privacy of your information, provide this notice about our information practices, and follow the information practices that are described in this notice.

 

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact:  Margaret Oxner, RN,  Office Manager

9 North Road Chelmsford, MA 01854.   Phone (978) 458-2005.

 

For a full copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices, please click below:

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