THE CENTER FOR FACIAL PLASTIC & LASER SURGERY
The Forum @ Ballantyne
Commons, 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28277
TO OUR PATIENTS: NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
This notice describes how health information about you, as a patient of The
Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to your health information. This is required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, (HIPAA).
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
The Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is dedicated to maintaining the privacy
of your health information. We are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of your health information. We realize that these laws are complicated, but we must provide you with the followingimportant information.
USES AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IN CERTAIN SPECIAL
The following circumstances may require us to use or disclose your health
- To public health authorities
and health oversight agencies that are authorized by law to collect information.
- Lawsuits and similar
proceedings in response to a court or administrative order.
- If required to do so by a
law enforcement official.
- When necessary to reduce or
prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. We will only make disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat.
- If you are a member of U.S.
or foreign military forces (including veterans) and if required by the appropriate authorities.
- To federal officials for
intelligence and national security activities authorized by law.
- To correctional institutions
or law enforcement officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official.
- For Workers Compensation or
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR HEALTH
- Communications: You can request that Center
for The Facial Plastic Surgery communicate with you about your health and related issues in a particular manner or
at a certain location. For instance, you may ask that we contact you at home, rather
than at work. We will accommodate reasonable requests.
- You can request a restriction in our use or
disclosure of your health information for treatment, payment, or health care operations. Additionally, you have the right to request that we restrict our disclosure of your health information to only certain individuals involved in your care or the payment for your care, such as family members and friends. We are
not required to agree to your request; however, if we do agree, we are bound by our
agreement except when otherwise required by law, in emergencies, or when the
information is necessary to treat you.
- You have the right to inspect and obtain a
copy of the health information that may be
used to make decisions about you, including patient medical records and billing records,
but not including psychotherapy notes. You must submit your request in writing to: The
Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 101,
Charlotte, NC 28277, ATTN: Helen Mundy.
- You may ask us to amend your health
information if you believe it is incorrect or
incomplete, and as long as the information is kept by or for our practice. To request and
amendment, your request must be made in writing and submitted to: The Center for
Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28277, ATTN: Helen Mundy.
You must provide us with a reason that
supports your request for the amendment.
- Right to a copy of this notice. You are
entitled to receive a copy of the Notice of Privacy
Practices. You may ask us to give you a copy of this Notice at any time. To obtain a
copy of this notice, contact our front desk receptionist.
- Right to file a complaint. If you believe
that your privacy rights have been violated, you
may file a complaint with our practice or with the Department of Health and Human
Services. To file a complaint with our practice, contact: The Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, 11220 Elm Lane, Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28277, ATTN:
All complaints must be submitted in
writing. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated
against for filing a complaint.
- Right to provide an authorization for other
uses and disclosures. Our practice will obtain
your written authorization for uses and disclosures that are not identified by this notice
or permitted by applicable law.
If you have any questions regarding this
notice or our health information privacy policies, please
contact: The Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, 11220 Elm Lane, Suite
101, Charlotte, NC 28277, ATTN: Helen Mundy.