Medical Confidentiality

Your medical records are confidential.  The clinic does not release information without your written consent as described within the Notice of Privacy Practices, available at the CSU Health and Wellness Center and outline below.

Our Responsibilities:

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time and let us know in writing.

Disclosure of your protected health information can be made to:

  • Treat you
  • Run our organization
  • If required, bill for services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research
  • Comply with the law
  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Correct your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of the privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

 

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html