It is the purpose of Nevada Internal Medicine Center that all physicians and
staff preserve the integrity and the confidentiality of all Protected Health
Information (PHI) pertaining to patients by creating privacy-conscience
business practices. Those practices should ensure the internal protection of
medical records, employee privacy, training and education, creation of a
mechanism for addressing patient privacy complaints, and the designation of
Nevada Internal Medicine Centerís HIPAA Privacy Officers.
Patients should not fear about providing Nevada Internal Medicine Center the
information that is needed for the purposes of treatment, payment and
Internal Medicine Center physicians and staff will:
Adhere to the standards set forth in
the Notice of Privacy Practices.
Collect, use and disclose PHI only in
conformance with state and federal laws, current patient covenants,
State and Federal Laws
Current patient covenants
Not use or disclose PHI for uses
outside the practice's scope, such as marketing, employment, life
insurance applications, etc. without the patient's authorization.
Use and disclose PHI to remind
patients of their appointments only within their consent.
Recognize that PHI collected about
patients must be accurate, timely, complete and available when needed.
Implement reasonable measures to
protect the integrity of all PHI maintained about patients.
Recognize that patients have a right
to privacy. Physicians and staff shall respect the patient's individual
dignity and privacy to the extent consistent with providing the highest
quality medical care possible and with the efficient administration of
Act as responsible information
stewards and treat all PHI as sensitive and confidential in accordance
with professional ethics, accreditation standards and legal
Not disclose PHI data unless the
patient (or authorized representative) has consented to or authorized
the release, or law otherwise authorizes the release.
Recognized that, although Nevada
Internal Medicine Center owns the medical record, the patient has the
right to inspect and obtain a copy of his/her PHI. Patients also have a
right to request an amendment to his/her medical record if he/she
believes his/her information to be inaccurate or incomplete. Nevada
Internal Medicine Center physicians and staff shall:
Permit patient access to their
medical records when their written requests are approved by Nevada
Internal Medicine Center. If a request is denied, the patient must
be informed of the denial and that a review of the denial may be
requested by the patient. An on-site healthcare professional will
review any patient appeals.
Provide patients with an
opportunity to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete
PHI in their medical records in accordance with the law and
Maintain a list of all disclosures
of PHI for purposes other than services rendered for each patient.
Nevada Internal Medicine Center will provide this list to patients
upon written request.
- Adhere to any restrictions
concerning the use or disclosure of the PHI that patients have
requested and have been approved by Nevada Internal Medicine Center.
All Physicians and staff of Nevada
Internal Medicine Center will adhere to this policy and all as above.
Nevada Internal Medicine Center reserves the right to change this privacy
policy in the future as changes in the practices dynamics and any changes in
the HIPAA rules and regulations occur. Any revisions will be made available
to patients upon request.