Artemedica believes in the importance of privacy. We strictly follow all rules and regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, known as HIPAA.
You have certain rights when it comes to your health information. At any time, you may request a copy of your health information and report missing, incomplete, or incorrect information. If there is certain information you would not like shared with certain entities, you may request restrictions be placed on that information. You may also request information on how your health information is used or shared.
If you would like Artemedica to contact you somewhere other than at home, let us know. It is your right to be contacted in the way that best works for you.
Finally, you have the right to file a complaint if you believe any of your rights have been denied or if you believe your health information has not been protected.
Artemedica will never disclose your health information to any individual or institution unless required to do so by law. Such situations may involve one or more of the following entities, among others:
- Federal agencies in regard to national security
- Public health agencies with authorization
- Applicable, authorized governmental programs
- Courts of law due to legal proceedings
- Law enforcement officials
- Military officials if you are a member of the military
Whenever your health information is shared for any reason, only the absolute minimum amount of information required is shared. This practice allows us to protect your privacy as best as possible.
If you would like to learn more about your rights or the rules and regulations of HIPAA, visit the official site at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/