You have the right to receive an accounting of all uses and disclosures of your health information that was not authorized by you and that was not used, by an Affiliate Entity or OHCA entity or a business associate, for the sole purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations. You must request this accounting in writing. This accounting is maintained for a period of 6 years beginning on April 14, 2003, the effective date of this Notice. You may obtain a form to request an accounting of disclosures from the Release of Information department located at the facility where you obtained your medical care.
Restrictions: You have the right to request that we place additional restrictions on our use or disclosure of your medical information. We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement (except in an emergency). You must make this request in writing.
Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your medical information by alternative means or to alternative locations. You must make your request in writing. We must accommodate your request if: it is reasonable; specifies the alternative means or location; and provides a satisfactory explanation of how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you request.
Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your medical information. Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended. We may deny your request if we did not create the information you want amended and the originator remains available or for certain other reasons. If we deny your request, we will provide you a written explanation. You may respond with a statement or disagreement to be appended to the information you want amended. If we accept your request to amend the information, we will make reasonable efforts to inform others; (including people you name) of the amendment and to include the changes in any future disclosures of that information.
Electronic Notice: If you view this Notice on our Web site or by electronic mail (e-mail), you are entitled to receive a copy of this Notice in written form. Please contact us as directed below to obtain this Notice in written form.