Notice of Privacy Practices for Align To Health


THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED, DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

Why do we have a privacy policy?

At Align To Health, we believe in building relationships with our customers. These relationships are built on trust and respect and we believe that is the way a business should be operated. Part of establishing trust and respect is done by telling you what information we will collect from you, how this information will be handled, and how this information will be kept safe. We know that your personal information is a valued asset and we want you to know that we will treat it that way.

Safeguarding Your Personal Information

Like you, we at Sun Chiropractic center value your personal information. Part of valuing your personal information is making sure that it is protected and kept confidential. We achieve this by: 1. Keeping our records secure.  2. Having up to date computer security such as passwords, encryption and firewalls;

Disclosure of Your Health Care Information

1. Treatment

Sun Chiropractic is a multi practitioner office your health care information could be disclosed to other healthcare professionals within our practice for the purpose of treatment, payment or healthcare operations.

2. Payment
We may disclose your health information to your insurance provider for the purpose of payment or health care operations.

3. Workers Compensation and Manitoba Public Insurance
We may disclose your health information as necessary to comply with Provincial Legislation pertaining to Workers Compensation and Insurance.

4. Emergencies
We may disclose your health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, or another person responsible for your care about your medical condition or in the event of an emergency or of your death.

5. Public Health
As required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health authorities for purposes related to: preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, reporting child abuse or neglect, reporting domestic violence, reporting to the government problems with products and reactions to medications, and reporting disease or infection exposure.

6. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings.
We may disclose your health information in the course of any administrative or judicial proceeding.

7. Law Enforcement.
We may disclose your health information to a law enforcement official for purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person, complying with a court order or subpoena, and other law enforcement purposes.

8. Deceased Persons.
We may disclose your health information to coroners or medical examiners.

9. Communication
We may disclose, only with your specific, or implied consent, your contact information to third parties whom on our behalf, send electronic or written communications to you for the purpose of sending general health information.

10. Public Safety. It may be necessary to disclose your health information to appropriate persons in order to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a particular person or to the general public.

11. Specialized Government Agencies. We may disclose your health information for military, national security, prisoner and government benefits purposes.

12. Change of Ownership. In the event that Sun Chiropractic is sold or merged with another organization, your health information/record will fall under the custodianship of the new owner.

Your Health Information Rights

You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your health information. Please be advised, however, that Align To Health is not required to agree to the restriction that you requested. But we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate requests.

You have the right to have your health information received or communicated through an alternative method or sent to an alternative location other than the usual method of communication or delivery, upon your request.

You have the right to inspect and copy your health information (there is a fee associated with retrieving and photocopying records).

You have a right to request that Align To Health amend your protected health information. Please be advised, however, that Align To Health is not required to agree to amend your protected health information.

If your request to amend your health information has been denied, you will be provided with an explanation of our denial reason(s)and information about how you can disagree with the denial.

You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information made by Align To Health. You have a right to a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time upon request.

Changes to this Notice of Privacy Practices

Align To Health reserves the right to amend this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time in the future, and will make the new provisions effective for all information that it maintains. Until such amendment is made, Align To Health is required by law to comply with this Notice. Align To Health is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information.

If you have questions about any part of this notice or if you want more information about your privacy rights, please contact our office.
Complaints about your Privacy rights, or how Align To Health has handled your health information should be directed to Dr. Mueen Ghoury or Dr. Ruben Quinonez.

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