This notice is written to help you to understand your health information and how our company may use and share it with others. This document also outlines your rights as we are required by law to provide you this notice. It is our commitment and obligation to maintain the privacy about your medical information within specific limitations.
Health information includes, but may not be limited to, identifying information such as names, date of birth, social security number, address, diagnosis, lab results, medications prescribed we have received from you or your health care providers. Information may include insight about your past, present or future physical and/or mental health condition. It may also indicate how you received health care treatment and the type of payment received in the past, present or future for previous health care services.
Ready To Learn ABA, LLC staff members, service providers, and other paid facility personnel may share your health information with each other for treatment, payment or organization operations as described in this privacy notice.
We are required to by law:
Maintain privacy of medical information.
Provide a notice of facility duties and policies concerning your personal data and information.
Abide by policies protecting your personal data and information.
Personal Health Information may be used to:
Uses of information not described in this notice require your “authorization,” or written permission. You have the right to revoke or withdraw your written authorization at any time. If at any point you would like to do so, please contact Kya Williams, to discuss the situation and the effect it will have on your treatment. Please note that we are unable to retrieve any information previously released with your permission.
In special circumstances, your health information may be used or shared without your permission or an opportunity to refuse. Examples may include:
Emergencies. Your information may be shared in an emergency treatment situation. We will share information about you when required by federal, state or local law. To lessen or prevent a serious threat to health or safety. We may share information when necessary if there is a threat to your health, safety, or to the public's health or safety. We will only share information with someone who is able to help prevent or lessen such threat.
Public Health Interests.We may share information about you as necessary for Public Health interests such as the following: Report of death, abuse, or neglect; or to control or prevent disease, injury, or disability as required by law.
Health Oversight Interests. Oversight agencies include government agencies that manage the health care system and civil rights laws. We may share the following information: Reports as required by law to government programs such as the Division of Mental Health or the Office of Legislative Services for monitoring of our company.
Legal Proceedings and Law Enforcement Interests. We may share health information with law enforcement officials for specific purposes such as:
A court order or specific legal process requires us to do so.
Protective Services for Government Officials, National Security and Intelligence Activities.We may release health information to authorized federal officials for intelligence, security and protective services as required by law.
Rights Regarding Your Health Information:
- You maintain the right to ask to inspect or copy your health information that has been used to make decisions about your care.Under some circumstances we may deny your request to inspect or copy your information. To exercise this right please contact the office for additional information.
- You maintain the right to amend or change health information used to make decisions about your care. Be advised, we may deny your request for amendment if you ask us to amend information that:
Was not created by us, unless the person or party that created the information is no longer available to make the amendment
Includes information that is not kept by our facility
Contains information which you not would be permitted to inspect or copy, or is inaccurate and incomplete.
- You have the right to request restrictions, meaning you may submit a written request of who you do not want information released to. We are not required to agree to a restriction that is needed to provide you with emergency care. We may also deny an amendment if it is not in writing or does not include a reason to support the request.We may also deny your request if you ask us to amend information that was not created by us, or if the information is not part of the information, which you would be permitted to inspect and copy.
You have the right to request an "Accounting of Disclosures,” a list of the health information outside of treatment, payment or operations that we have released to another source about you. Note that by law we are not required to account for disclosures that you have given written permission or authorization for the release of information.
You have the right to request that we communicate in a confidential manner with you about medical matters, such as only at home, or work, etc.
You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Privacy Notice at any time. To receive a copy, please contact the team at 706-315-6393.