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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. When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. Please review this notice carefully.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

In the case of fundraising: We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.

Our Uses and Disclosures

We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways as provided below – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. (We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.

For more information visit: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html

Our Responsibilities

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

Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

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