NOTIFICATION OF PATIENT RIGHTS UNDER HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the HIPAA Privacy Rule to implement the requirements of HIPAA. The HIPAA Security Rule protects a subset of information covered by the Privacy Rule.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR YOUR CHILD MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
Understanding Your Health Information
When you begin working with Your Life ABA a record of treatment is made. Typically, this record contains your history, assessment, medical information, diagnoses, treatment, a plan for future treatment, etc. This information often referred to as you/your child's clinical record, serves as:
- Basis for planning your care and treatment.
- Legal document describing the care you received.
- Means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were provided.
- A source of data for health officials charged with improving the health of the nation or needed services for the area.
- A tool by which future or continual services can be approved.
- Understanding what is in this record will help you to ensure its accuracy, better understand who, what, when and why others may access your information and help to make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.
Your Health Information Rights
Although your health record is the physical property of Your Life ABA the information belongs to you. You have the following rights:
- Right to Request a Restriction
You have the right to request a restriction on our use and sharing of your protected health information. Your Life ABA can deny the request if it is unreasonable or would be detrimental to your treatment.
- Right to a Paper Copy of this Notice
You have a right to obtain a paper copy of this notice.
- Right to Amend Your Health Information
You have the right to request an amendment to the health information we maintain about you if you feel it is incorrect or incomplete for as long as the information is kept by Your Life ABA. To request an amendment, you must submit a request in writing and state the reason that supports your request. The disputed information will remain in the record along with the amended information. Your Life ABA if the request is not submitted in writing, does not contain a reason to support the request, the information that is being questioned was not originated by Your Life ABA, it is not part of the information which you are permitted to inspect or copy, or it is currently accurate and complete.
Patients who feel their rights are being denied or their health information is not being protected have the right to file a complaint with their provider, health insurer, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
View our Notice of Privacy and HIPAA rights here.
For more information on HIPAA and patient’s rights, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/index.html