All patient information obtained by Physician Cannabis Centers, INC. (PCC) is protected health information and covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. The physicians and staff of PCC are committed to protecting medical information about you. This notice applies to the information and records we have about your health, health status, and the health care and service you receive at PCC. Your health information may include information created and received by PCC, may be in the form of written or electronic records or spoken words, and may include information about your health history, health status, symptoms, examinations, test results, diagnoses, treatments, procedures, prescriptions, related billing activity and similar types of health-related information.
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.
“Protected Health Information”(PHI) is information that identifies you and relates to your identify and your past, present or future medical history. It includes your medical records and personal information such as your name, social security number, address, and phone number.
You have the right to:
You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:
We may use and share your information as we:
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record.
Ask us to correct your medical record.
Request confidential communications.
Ask us to limit what we use or share.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information.
Get a copy of this privacy notice.
You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.
Choose someone to act for you.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
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:
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.
Run our organization.
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.
Bill for your services.
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – 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.
Help with public health and safety issues.
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law.
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests.
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director.
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests.
We can use or share health information about you:
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions.
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
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