Nevada Urban Indians, Inc.
Notice of Privacy practices
This notice describes your rights as a patient/client to access and control your medical records also known as Protected Health Information (PHI). This notice also describes our privacy practices and legal duties concerning how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by both state and federal law. Our office and staff will follow the privacy practices that are described in this notice while it is in effect. When new regulations are created, we will update this notice. This notice takes effect April 14, 2003.
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Your protected health information may be used for treatment, and healthcare operations. The following are examples of the uses and disclosures.
Treatment: Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. will use and disclose your protected health information to a physician or other health care entity providing treatment to you. For example, we may provide your protected health information to a physician with whom you have been referred to in order to diagnose or treat you.
Healthcare Operations: Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. may use or disclose your protected health information in connection with our healthcare operations. This may include quality assessment activities, employee review activities, training, certification, accreditation and licensing. For example, we may call you by name in the waiting room to see the physician or we may contact you by phone to remind you of the appointment.
Mandatory Reporting Laws: Our office will use or disclose your protected health information if and when either stated or federal law requires. If requested, you will be notified of any such uses or disclosures.
Aside from using and disclosing your protected health information for Treatment, or Healthcare Operations, you may give Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. authorization to use or disclose your health information to anyone for any purpose. At anytime in writing, you may revoke your authorization. If you do not give Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. authorization, we cannot use or disclose your protected health information for any other reason except for treatment, and healthcare operations.
Family and Friends: If you agree, we may disclose your protected health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent of the Privacy Rule allows, defined in this notice. Unless you object, we may use or disclose protected health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative or nay other person that is responsible for your care of your location, general condition or death (See Reference: Authorization). In case of an emergency, we may use or disclose your protected health information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare.
Other Uses or Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information: If Nevada Urban Indians, Inc. has reason to believe that you are a victim of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or other crimes, we may disclose your protected health information to the proper authorities. The disclosure will be made for the purpose of controlling disease, injury or disability. We may also disclose your protected health information to authorized federal officials for conducting national security and intelligence activities. We may also disclose protected health information if it is necessary for law enforcement authorities to identify or apprehend and individual, or in response to a subpoena or other lawful process. We may also disclose your protected health information to researchers when an institutional review board has approved their search.