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Spectrum Dermatology Seattle will not send you any unsolicited information via email or any other form or means regarding commercial offers or advertisements without prior consent. We value our patient’s privacy and relationship and will make every attempt to safeguard this.
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This website resource allows you to learn information related to certain health topics and find health service providers in your area by linking you to individual health service provider’s web sites. Due to the nature of this web site, Spectrum Dermatology Seattle cannot check or verify the accuracy of information contained on health service provider’s web sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Spectrum Dermatology Seattle of these sites. Spectrum Dermatology Seattle does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from these web sites. You are advised to conduct your own thorough review of the health service provider (“provider”) prior to retaining or taking advice from that provider. Advice given and opinions expressed throughout providers’ sites are those of the provider, not of Spectrum Dermatology Seattle. Spectrum Dermatology Seattle expressly disclaims all liability for any actions taken or not taken by you based upon any or all advice given or any service provided by the provider to you.
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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.
As of April 14, 2003, we are required under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law to maintain the privacy of your health information, and to provide you with this Notice of Privacy Rights & Practices.
This document explains in detail how we use your Protected Health Information (PHI) which is any information about you that could identify you, your past, present, or future physical or mental health condition(s). Your acknowledgement of receipt of this document will be required the first time you receive services after April 14, 2003, at Spectrum Dermatology Seattle. Examples of how we can use and disclose your information without your authorization include:
Treatment – we keep a record of each visit and/or admission. These records may include your test results, diagnoses, medications or other therapies. These records are used and disclosed to allow doctors, nurses, spiritual care and other health care and clinical staff providers to offer high quality care to meet your needs.
Payment – we maintain a record of and may use and disclose information related to, services and supplies you receive at each visit and/or admission, so that we can be paid by you, an insurance company, or a third party. We may tell your health plan and other payors about an upcoming treatment or service, which requires their prior approval and authorization.
Health Care Operations – we use and disclose your medical information to improve the services we provide, to train staff and students, for business management, and for customer service purposes.
Your information may be shared amongst Spectrum Dermatology Seattle, other health care providers, third party payors and our Business Associates to facilitate treatment, payment or health care operations.
There are additional times when we are permitted or required to use/disclose medical information without your permission. These circumstances are listed below:
We may also use your information without your permission to:
Please know that federal and state law requires special privacy protections for certain highly confidential information about you including but not limited to:
YOUR RIGHTS: Under HIPAA, you have the right to request in writing:
OUR RESPONSIBILITIES: We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your medical information, to provide you with this written Notice of Privacy Rights and Practices, and to abide by the terms of the Notice currently in effect. We reserve the right to change this Notice and our privacy practices and make the new provisions effective for all information we maintain. Revised Notices will be posted in our facilities and offices, and will be available from your direct treatment provider.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like further information about your privacy rights, are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights or disagree with a decision that we made about access to your PHI, you may contact our Privacy Officer at the address or phone number below. You may also file written complaints with the Director, Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Upon request, the Privacy Officer will provide you with the correct address for the Director. We will not retaliate against you if you file a complaint with us or with the Director.
Spectrum Dermatology Seattle and its employees are committed to protecting patient privacy.