HIPAA Privacy & Confidentiality
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides safeguards to protect your privacy. This form is a userfriendly version to explain your rights and our responsibilities with your Protected Health Information (PHI). There are rules and restrictions regarding who may see or be notified of your PHI. Additional information is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at www.hhs.gov. Our goal at Kemet is to use these regulations in ways to provide you with the best quality of professional service and care. Toward this end, we have adopted the following policies:
- Patient information will only be shared among treatment team members and administrative staff as necessary to provide services. Records will be used in provider and administrative offices while treatment is being planned and carried out, but staff will have exclusive access. Records are locked in areas when staff members are not in the clinic.
- Your information will be shared with other healthcare providers, laboratories, and health insurance payers only as is necessary and appropriate to your care, such as for medical emergencies or for qualified audits/evaluations, and comply with state and federal regulations.
- Kemet may require a number of vendors to help us operate our clinic. They may have access to PHI in the course of their work but must agree to abide by our policies and HIPAA regulations.
- Kemet agrees to provide patients access to their records in accordance with HIPAA regulations and state law.
- You may request restrictions on the use of your information and your request will be followed to the degree that federal and state regulations and safety and quality of care allow. Some disclosures are allowed by way of a court order. Crimes against staff or on Kemet premises are not protected, including instances of child abuse or neglect.
- Your PHI will not be used for the purpose of marketing of products, goods, or services.
- You agree to bring any concerns about the use of your PHI to the attention of your treatment team.