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Privacy Policy

Notice of Privacy Practices Summary

This is a brief summary of how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you may access that information. For more information, please refer to the Notice of Privacy Practices.

Pledge

We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal and we are committed to protecting that information. We create a record of the care and services you receive here. We need this record to provide you with quality care, to comply with certain legal requirements, and to substantiate claims. This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated at this health care facility, whether made by this facility’s personnel or your personal doctor. Other health care providers may have different policies or notices regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information created in that health care provider’s office or clinic.

We are required by law to:

  • Make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private.
  • Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you.
  • Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.

Who will follow this notice

  • Any health care professional authorized to enter information into your medical chart.
  • All departments and units of this health care facility.
  • Any member of a volunteer group we allow to help you while you are under our treatment.
  • All employees, staff and other personnel we employ.
  • Aspirus, including its affiliated entities, sites, and locations.

How we may use and disclose medical information about you

The following categories are different ways that we use and disclose medical information:
For treatment, payment, health care operations, appointment reminders and treatment alternatives, health-related benefits and services, hospital directory, individuals involved in your care or payment for your care, fundraising activities, as required by law, public health risks, health oversight activities, lawsuits and disputes, law enforcement, coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors, research, to avert a serious threat to health or safety, organ and tissue donation, military and veterans, workers’ compensation, national security and intelligence activities, and protective services for the President and others.

Also, note that Aspirus is a Single Affiliated Covered Entity that includes its affiliated entity sites and locations, all of which follow the terms of this notice. In addition, Aspirus, Inc., participates in one or more Organized Health Care Arrangements. Members of the Single Affiliated Covered Entities and the Organized Health Care Arrangements may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment, or health care operation purposes described in this notice.

Your rights regarding medical information about you

You have the following rights regarding medical information we maintain about you: Right to inspect and copy, right to amend, right to an accounting of disclosures, right to request restrictions, right to request confidential communications, and right to a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices.

Changes to the notice of privacy practices

We reserve the right to change this notice, and will post a copy of the current notice in this health care facility and on our web site at aspirus.org