Attached, is my updated Notice of Privacy Practices which includes the all of the provisions necessary under the Omnibus HIPAA Rule-making.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights announces a final rule that implements a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
13 pages of Protected Health Care fun reading…..enjoy. Actually, it’s important to know about how your private information is used, what the vulnerabilities are and what recourse you have as a healthcare consumer.
Feel free to Download and have a good day!
PS Contact me if you want the file without a watermark. I spent too much time to just throw it up there for anyone to use. If you’re one of my clients, you’ll get a hard cop
Here’s a link for Adobe Acrobat Reader not because you don’t have it, but because it’s the thing to do.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS
INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Various Federal and New York State Laws and Regulations along with the Ethical Standards for mental healthcare
providers such as Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Clinical Social Workers require that we providers protect the
privacy and confidentiality of our patient’s health information (including mental health). As a Clinical Social
Worker and Psychotherapist, I take this legal and ethical obligation very seriously. The federal Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), requires that I provide my patients with a Notice of the Privacy
Practices that I follow in my professional practice with regard to the protection of the privacy and confidentiality of
their health information, what HIPAA refers to as, “Protected Health Information” or “PHI”.
I am required to follow these laws, however this Notice of Privacy Practices contained in this document as well as
my professional conduct far exceeds what is required of me by law. While I reserve the right to and may amend
these practices from time to time, they will always continue to comply with applicable Federal and New York State
laws and HIPAA Regulations. I will always keep a downloadable copy of the most current document on my
website, http://www.DashPsychotherapy.com as well as furnish you a copy directly, at your next appointment after the
effective date of the latest version found on the bottom of each page in the footer. The Revised and Effective Dates
will always be the same and also reflect the date of publication on www.DashPsychotherapy.com