This notice is a summary of how your protected health information is used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. Please see the front desk to review a full copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices.
Uses and Disclosures of Health Information
We use health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you deserve.
We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you without your authorization for several other reasons. Last names are displayed on computer screens for internal office use solely for the purpose of signing in on the check in monitor and for the doctor flow system. Subject to certain requirements, we may give out health information without authorization for public purposes, for auditing purposes, for research studies, and for emergencies. We provide information when otherwise required by law, such as law enforcement in specific circumstances. In any other situation, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing any identifiable health information about you. If you choose to sign an authorization to disclose information, you can later revoke that authorization to stop any future uses and disclosures.
We may change our policies at any time. Before we make a significant change in our policies, we will change our notice and post the new in the waiting area and in our exam rooms. You can also request a copy of our notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, contact the person listed below.
Although your health record is the physical property of the healthcare practitioner of facility that complied it, the information belongs to you. You have the rights to: request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information as provided by 45 CFR 164.522 obtain a paper copy of the notice of privacy practices upon request inspect and obtain a copy of your health record as provided for in 45 CFR 164.524 amend your health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.528 obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as provided in 45 CFR 164.528 request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken.
If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about access to your records, you may contact the person listed below.
You may also send a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The person listed below can provide you with the appropriate address upon request.
Our Legal Duty
We are required by law to protect the privacy of your information, provide this notice and follow the information practices that are described in this notice. If you have any questions or complaints, please contact:
Orthodontics By Bradford
11380 Prosperity Farms Road Suite 117
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410