Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center may use and disclose protected health information for treatment, payment and healthcare operations. Examples of these include, but are not limited to, referrals to other providers for treatment. Payment examples include, but are not limited to, insurance companies for claims including coordination of benefits with other insurers and collection agencies. Healthcare operations include, but are not limited to, internal quality control and assurance including auditing of records.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center is permitted or required to use or disclose protected health information without the individual’s written consent or authorization in certain circumstances. An example would be for public health requirements, court order or to report child abuse.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center will not make any other use or disclosure of a patient’s protected health information without the individual’s written authorization. Such authorization may be revoked at any time. Revocation must be in writing.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center may at times contact the patient (or parent, if minor) to provide appointment reminders or information regarding treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to the individual patient.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center may use protected health information to converse or by written means with pharmacies or pharmaceutical companies that may be of interest to the individual patient.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center will abide by the terms of this notice or the notice currently in effect at the time of the disclosure.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center reserves the right to change the terms of its notice and to make new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that it maintains.
Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center will provide each patient with a copy of any revisions of its Notice of Privacy Practices at the time of their next visit, or at their last known address if there is a need to use or disclose any protected health information of the patient. Copies may also be obtained at any time at our office.
Any person/Patient may file a complaint to the Practice and to the Secretary of Health and Human Services if they believe their privacy rights have been violated. To file a complaint with the practice, please contact the Privacy Office at the following phone number (phone #). All complaints will be addressed and the results will be reported to the Corporate Compliance Officer and Managing Partners.
It is Waterside Dermatology and Laser Center’s policy that no retaliatory action will be made against any individual who submits or conveys a complaint of suspected or actual non-compliance of the privacy standards.
The name, title and telephone number of the person in the office to contact for further information Cindy Lindsey, Privacy Officer at (704) 601-4381.