Please review the following notice that describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you may get access to this information
This is Ozark Orthopaedics’ notice to you of how certain health information regarding you may be used or disclosed by this Clinic. We are required by law to provide you with a description of our privacy practices. Should you have any questions concerning this Notice, contact the Privacy Officer named below.
- The effective date of this Notice is April 2003. You will be provided, either by mail or in person with a copy of any amendments or changes to this Notice.
- This Notice should be delivered to you no later than the date of the first encounter with you as a patient or, in an emergency situation, as soon as possible after the emergency treatment situation.
- This Clinic is required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information.
- Should you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Officer or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services at the address set forth below. Complaints should be in writing with a description of the events under which you believe your privacy rights were violated. Please give us as much detail as possible in your complaint. This will help us investigate your complaint. It is our policy not to retaliate against any patient for filing a complaint involving a violation of their privacy rights.