Notice of Privacy
Elysium Skin & Laser is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal health information (PHI). It is important that you feel safe sharing your personal health information in order to choose the best treatment plan for you. Effective April 14, 2003, federal regulations were established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). HIPAA regulations cover health care professionals and provide national standards to:
The HIPAA regulations require that our practice provide all our patients we see after August 2005 with a Notice of Privacy Practices. The notice describes how the medical information we receive from you may be used or disclosed by our practice and your rights related to your access to this information. You are entitled to a personal copy of the notice at any time to review and keep for your records. If you have any questions about our Privacy Practices, please feel free to email us or ask. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your PHI. We will follow the terms outlined in this Notice. We may change our Notice, at any time. Any changes will apply to all PHI. Upon your request, we will provide you with any revised Notice by:
New Patient First Appointment
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
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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:
We may use and share your PHI information as we
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We will use your health information to facilitate your treatment.
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you. Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
We will use your health information to run our organization.
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary. Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
How else can we use or share your information?
We can use your health information when important to public health and safety.
We can share health information about you without your permission for certain situations such as:
We will comply with the law concerning your health information.
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.
We can use your information to address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests.
We can use or share health information about you:
We can use your information without your permission to 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 or other lawful process.
We are required by law to protect the privacy of your health information, establish policies and procedures that govern the behavior of our workforce and business associates provide this notice about our privacy practices, and abide by the terms of this notice. We reserve the right to change our policies and practices for protecting health information. When we make a significant change in how we use or disclose your health information, we will also change in how we use or disclose health information, we will also change this notice. The new notice will be available at the registration desk. Except for the purposes related to your treatment, to collect payment for our services, to perform necessary business functions, or when otherwise permitted or required by law, we will not use or disclose your health information without your permission.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact us at (480) 840-9319.