This notice, and the accompanying Practices Regarding Disclosure of Patient Health Information, describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to your health information. The Notices are posted near the front desk and copies are available to all individuals receiving care.
Please review this information carefully.
Understanding your health record: A record is made each time you visit the lowa Acupuncture Clinic. Your symptoms, the practitioner's judgments, and a plan of treatment are recorded. This record serves as a basis for planning your care and treatment at future visits, and also serves as a means of communication among other health professionals who may contribute to your care. Understanding what information is retained in your record and how that information may be used will assist you to ensure it is accurate and make informed decisions about who, what, when, where, and why others may be allowed access to your health information.
Understanding your health information rights: Your health records is the physical property of the lowa Acupuncture Clinic, but the content is about you, and therefore belongs to you. You have the right to review or obtain a paper copy of your health record, and to request that appropriate amendments be made to your health record. You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your information, to authorize disclosure of the record to others, and be given an account of those disclosures. Other than activity that has already occurred, you may revoke any further authorizations to use or disclose your health information. Should we need to contact you, you have the right to request communication by alternate means or to alternate locations.
Our Responsibilities: The lowa Acupuncture Clinic is required to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with this notice of our privacy practices. We're required to follow the terms of this notice and to notify you if we are unable to grant your request to disclose or restrict disclosure of your health information to others. The Clinic reserves the right to change its practices and promises to make a good faith effort to notify you of any changes. Other than for the reasons described in this notice, the lowa Acupuncture Clinic agrees not to use or disclose your health information without your authorization.