Most of us feel that our health and medical information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. Federal law:
- Gives you privacy rights over your health information.
- Sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information.
These rights are important for you to know. You can exercise these rights, ask questions about them, and file a complaint if you think your rights are being denied or your health information isn't being protected.
You can learn more about health information privacy and your rights in a fact sheet called "Your Health Information Privacy Rights." You can get this from the U.S. government's Health and Human Services Web site at: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/. You can also call 1-866-627-7748; the phone call is free.
Joint Notice of CMI Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE AND THE ACCOMPANYING DETAILED PAGES DESCRIBE HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Our Joint Privacy Notice includes two separate sections:
Patients' Rights Regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) describes your rights to access and control your health-care information and how you can exercise your rights. We recognize that health-care information about you is personal. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of your health-care information
Permitted Use and Disclosure of Your Health-Care Information describes how The Center for Medical Imaging (CMI) may use and disclose your health-care information to carry out treatment, payment, or health-care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. This notice covers only the health-care information collected, created, and maintained by, through, or at CMI.
This notice applies to all facilities, services, and programs provided to you. Our medical staff, employees, volunteers, students, trainees, and all other members of the CMI workforce will comply with this notice. When we refer to "CMI" in this notice, we include all those named in this paragraph.We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your medical information. We are also required to notify you of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding your medical information and to abide by the practices of this notice.For more information or to report a problem, please contact Center for Medical Imaging.