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.
The Federal Government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require covered health care providers to issue a Privacy Notice to their patients. This Notice describes how we may use and disclose your health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations, and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. This Notice also outlines our legal duties for protecting the privacy of your health information and explains your rights to have your health information protected.
Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (OCSRI) understands that your health information is personal, and we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your health information is not used inappropriately. We will abide by the terms of this Notice.
HOW THE COMPANY MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
We use an electronic medical record. This is a computer system that allows OCSRI providers and other providers that are not related to us to read and add health information about you.
The following categories describe some of the ways that OCSRI may use and disclose your health information.
FAQ for HOW THE COMPANY MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION
YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION REQUIRED OR PERMITTED BY LAWThe following categories describe some of the ways that OCSRI may be allowed or required to use and disclose your health information without your consent or agreement.
FAQs for USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION REQUIRED OR PERMITTED BY LAW
OTHER INFORMATION TO KNOW
Oklahoma law requires that OCSRI inform you that your health information used or disclosed as described in this Notice may include information which may indicate the presence of a communicable disease or non-communicable disease. It may also include information related to mental health.
For all other uses and disclosures of your health information for any purpose not described in this Notice or where required/permitted by law, we must obtain a specific authorization from you for that use or disclosure, and you may revoke that authorization at any time. Examples of specific authorizations may include most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes, marketing disclosures and sale of protected health information. We will not use or disclose your health information for fundraising activities.
TCI reserves the right to amend, change, or eliminate provisions in our Notice and to enact new provisions regarding the health information created, received and maintained about you. Revised Notices will be posted and available by request at TCI’s location(s) and on our website.
If you have questions, would like additional information, or want to report a problem regarding your privacy rights, you may contact the Compliance Coordinator at 918-505-4004. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights. You will not be retaliated against for filing a complaint.