Our Health System has a duty to protect the confidentiality of medical information about you. This is a brief summary of our Joint Notice of Privacy Practices. We are required to provide you with Notice explaining ways we may use and disclose your medical information and describing your legal rights and our obligations regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information.
We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you for many reasons, including but not limited to the following:
We may use or disclose certain limited information about you, unless you object or request a limitation of the disclosure, for:
In general, other uses and disclosures of your medical information not described in our full Notice of Privacy Practices will require your written authorization. For example, most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes, uses and disclosures for marketing purposes and disclosures that constitute the sale of PHI require an authorization.
We reserve the right to change the Notice. We will post any revised Notice in our facilities and on our website at huntsvillehospital.org.
If you believe your rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint with the Health System please contact the Privacy Officer at (256) 265-9257. To file a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 61 Forsyth St, SW, Suite 3870, Atlanta, GA 30323
Copies of our full Joint Notice of Privacy Practices are available within our facilities at primary registration sites and on our website at huntsvillehospital.org. We will be happy to provide you a copy upon your request.
If you have any questions about this Summary Notice, please contact the Privacy Officer at (256) 265-9257.