P.O. Box 746 Gold Beach, Oregon 97444
CURRY COUNTY NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Curry County is required, by law, to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of clients protected health information and to provide our clients with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR HEALTHCARE INFORMATION:
Treatment: We may disclose your health care information to other health care professionals within our organization for the purpose of treatment, payment or health care operations. In addition, it may be necessary to seek consultation regarding your condition from other health care providers associated with Curry County. It is our policy to provide a substitute health care provider authorized by Curry County to provide assessment and/or treatment to our clients, without advance notice, in the event of your primary health care provider's absence due to vacation, sickness, or other emergency situation.
Payment: We may disclose your health information to your insurance provider for the purpose of payment or healthcare operations. As a courtesy to our clients, we will submit an itemized billing statement to your insurance carrier for the purpose of payment to Curry County for health care services rendered. If you pay for your health care services personally, we will, as a courtesy, provide an itemized billing to your insurance carrier for the purpose of reimbursement to you. The billing statement contains medical information, including diagnosis, date of injury or condition, and codes which describe the health care service received.
Workers' Compensation: We may disclose your health information as necessary to comply with State Workers' Compensation Laws.
Emergencies: We may disclose your health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, or another person responsible for your care about your medical condition or in the event of an emergency or your death.
Public Health: As required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health authorities for purposes related to: preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, reporting child abuse or neglect, reporting domestic violence, reporting to the Food and Drug Administration problems with products and reactions to medications, and reporting disease or infection exposure.
Judicial and Administrative Procedures: We may disclose your health information in the course of any administrative or judicial proceeding.
Law Enforcement: We may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person, complying with a court order or subpoena, and other law enforcement purposes.
Deceased Persons: We may disclose your health information to coroners and medical examiners.
Organ Donation: We may disclose your health information to organizations involved in procuring, banking, or transplanting organs and tissues.
Research: We may disclose your health information to researchers conducting research the has been approved by an Institutional Review Board.
Public Safety: It may be necessary to disclose your health information to appropriate persons in order to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a particular person or the general public.
Specialized Government Agencies: We may disclose your health information for military, national security, prisoner and government benefits purposes.
We may contact you for marketing or fundraising purposes, as described here:
Appointments: As a courtesy to our clients, we may call your home on the evening prior to your scheduled appointment to remind you of your appointment time. If you are not at home, we may leave a reminder message on your answering machine or with the person answering the phone. No personal health information will be disclosed during this recording or message other than the date and time of your appointment along with a request to call or office if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
Fundraising: It is our practice to participate in charitable events to raise awareness, food donations, gifts, money, etc. During these times, we may send you a letter, postcard, invitation or call your home to invite you to participate in the charitable activity. We will provide you with information about the type of activity, the dates and times, and request your participation in such events. It is not our policy to disclose any personal health information about your condition for the purposes of Curry County sponsored fund raising events.
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP:
In the event that Curry County, or any division thereof, is transferred to or merged with another organization or entity, your health information/records will become the property of that new organization or entity.
YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS:
You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosure of your health information. Please be advised, however, that Curry County is not required to agree to the restriction that you requested.
You have the right to have your health information received or communicated through and alternative method or sent to an alternative location other than the usual method of communication or delivery, upon your request.
You have the right to inspect and to copy your health information.
You have the right to request that Curry County amend your protected health information. Please be advised, however that Curry County is not required to agree to amend your protected health information. If your request to amend your health information has been denied, you will be provided with an explanation of the denial and information about how to disagree with the denial.
You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information made by Curry County.
You have a right to a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time upon request.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES:
Curry County reserves the right to amend this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time in the future, and will make the new provisions effective for all information that it maintains. Until such amendment is made, Curry County is required by law to comply with this Notice.
Curry County is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. If you have any questions regarding any part of this notice or if you want more information about your privacy rights, please contact the Curry County Privacy Officer at the numbers listed below. If the Privacy Officer is not available, you may make an appointment for a personal conference in person or by telephone within two (2) working days.
Complaints about your Privacy rights, or how Curry County has handled your health information should be directed to the Curry County Privacy Officer by calling the numbers listed below. If the Privacy Officer is not available, you may make an appointment for a personal conference in person or by telephone within two (2) working days.
If you are not satisfied with the manner in which Curry County handles your complaint, you may submit a formal complaint to:
DHHS, Office of Civil Rights 200 Independence Avenue Room 509F HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201
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