Vero Beach Recovery Center LLC
NOTIFY OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective April 29, 2015
This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review this notice carefully.
Your health record contains personal information about you and your health. This information about you that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services is referred to as Protected Health Information (“PHI”). This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how your provider may use and disclose your PHI in accordance with applicable law. It also describes your rights regarding how you may gain access to and control your PHI.
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), your provider is required to maintain the privacy of PHI and to provide you with notice of his or her legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI. Your provider is required to abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices. Your provider reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time. Any new Notice of Privacy Practices will be effective for all PHI that your provider maintains at that time. Your provider will provide you with a copy of the revised Notice of Privacy Practices by sending a copy to you in the mail upon request or by providing one to you at your next appointment.
HOW YOUR PROVIDER MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU:
For Treatment: Your PHI may be used and disclosed by those who are involved in your care for the purpose of providing, coordinating, or managing your healthcare treatment and related services. This includes consultation with clinical supervisors or other treatment team members. Your provider may disclose PHI to any other consultant only with your authorization.
For Payment: Your provider may use and disclose PHI so that he or she can receive payment for the treatment services provided to you. Examples of payment-related activities are: making a determination of eligibility or coverage for insurance benefits, processing claims with your insurance company, reviewing services provided to you to determine medical necessity, or undertaking utilization review activities. If it becomes necessary to use collection processes due to lack of payment for services, only disclose the minimum amount of PHI necessary for purposes of collection will be disclosed.
For Health Care Operations: Your provider may use or disclose, as needed, your PHI in order to support his or business activities including, but not limited to, quality assessment activities, licensing and conducting or arranging other business activities. For example, your PHI may be shared with third parties that perform various business activities provided we have a written contract with the business that requires it to safeguard the privacy of your PHI. Your PHI may be used to contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services.
Required by Law: Under the law, your provider must make disclosures of your PHI to you upon your request. In addition, disclosures must be made to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of investigating or determining compliance with the requirements of the Privacy Rule.
Without Authorization: Applicable law and ethical standards permit your provider to disclose information about you without your authorization only in a limited number of other situations. The types of uses and disclosures that may be made without your authorization are those that are:
- Required by Law, such as the mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect or elder abuse, or mandatory government agency audits or investigations.
- Required by Court Order
- Necessary to prevent or lessen a serious an imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public. If information is disclosed to prevent or lessen a serious threat it will be disclosed to a person or persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, including the target of the threat.
Verbal Permission: Your provider may use or disclose your information to family members that are directly involved in your treatment with your verbal permission.
With Authorization: Uses and disclosures not specifically permitted by applicable law will be made only with your written authorization, which may be revoked.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PHI
You have the following rights regarding PHI maintained about you. To exercise any of these rights, please submit your request in writing to your provider,
Right of Access to Inspect and Copy. In most cases, you have the right to inspect and copy PHI that may be used to make decisions about your care. Your right to inspect and copy PHI will be restricted only in those situations where there is compelling evidence that access would cause serious harm to you. Your provider may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee for copies.
Right to Amend. If you feel that the PHI your provider has about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask for it to be amended, although your provider is not required to agree to the amendment.
Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an accounting of certain disclosures that your provider makes of your PHI. Your provider may charge you a reasonable fee if you request more than one accounting in any 12-month period.
Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the use or disclosure of your PHI for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. Your provider is not required to agree to your request.
Right to Request Confidential Communication. You have the right to request that your provider communicates with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location.
Right to a Copy of This Notice. You may ask your provider for a paper copy of this notice at any time.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may submit a complaint to the Federal Government. Filing a complaint will not affect your right to further treatment or future treatment. To file a complaint with the Federal Government, contact:
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Our website address is http://verobeachrecoverycenter.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
THE SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN AND THE COMPANY DOES NOT KNOWINGLY SOLICIT OR COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE SITE FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF The COMPANY LEARNS THAT A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13 HAS SUBMITTED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO THE COMPANY THROUGH THE SITE, IT WILL TAKE REASONABLE MEASURES TO DELETE SUCH INFORMATION FROM ITS RECORDS AND TO NOT USE SUCH INFORMATION FOR ANY PURPOSE (EXCEPT WHERE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF THE CHILD OR OTHERS, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, OR AS MAY OTHERWISE BE REQUIRED BY LAW).
YOUR CONSENT AND POLICY CHANGES
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. We collect two types of information: personally identifiable information and nonpersonally identifiable information. Personally, identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We also may collect information that by itself typically cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information (e.g. age, profession, or gender), browser types, domain names, internet service providers, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, operating system, clickstream data, information about you such as how you use the Site and your communication preferences, and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our Site (“Non-Personally Identifiable Information”).
Personally Identifiable Information we collect may include, but is not limited to: your name, email addresses, postal addresses, postal codes, user Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, social security/insurance number, driver’s license number, prior addresses, monthly rent paid at prior residences, employers, job titles, income, telephone numbers, credit card information, bank account information and routing numbers, date of birth, gender, age, marital status, user name and password (if you choose to become a registered user of the Site or our products and services), emergency contact information, information about your pets, information about your vehicles including license plate numbers, and other information either desirable or necessary to provide quality services to our customers and visitors. We may also collect information about you such as your use of the Site and communication preferences. You may choose not to provide your Personally Identifiable Information by not entering it on the Site; however, you will not be able to use certain services and features if those services and features require Personally Identifiable Information in order to function.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
You can choose to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set preferences for certain websites in your browser’s settings. Please note you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site if you choose to block all cookies.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You may receive emails from Company for a variety of reasons. We respect your desire to manage email correspondence. If you have an account with Company on the Site, you can select your preferences through your account settings. You can also manage your receipt of certain types of communication by following the instructions included in the email we send you. Please note that, even if you unsubscribe from certain email correspondences, we may still need to email you with important transactional or administrative information.
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from Third Party Websites
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS. Site users who wish to correct, update, change, or erase the information they submit on the Site should be able to go back to the applicable web form or their account to edit their user or organization record. For additional information or problems accessing your information from such page, please contact Company using one of the methods listed below. If you consider that we have processed your personal data in violation of applicable law and failed to remedy such violation to your reasonable satisfaction, you may also lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority in your country.HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
HIPAA HIPPA is Federal legislation that was made law by Congress in 1996. With all the advancements in electronic technology, Congress recognized the need for Federal privacy protections of individually identifiable health information and therefore has mandated privacy protections.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule, effective April 14, 2003, is aimed at safeguarding the privacy of our residents through increased accountability in the areas of privacy and security. The Privacy Rule establishes for the first time, a foundation for Federal protections for the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI). The HIPAA Security Rule, effective April 20, 2005, becomes more specific and calls for the protection of PHI in electronic formats.
Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule is required for certain Vero Beach Recovery Center and offices because they transmit resident health information electronically related to health care claims, payment or coordination of benefits. They are called Covered Entities. If you have any questions regarding a community and its applicability under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, please contact us at 772-584-3083
By phone at: 772-584-3083
By email at: HELP@VEROBEACHRECOVERY.COM
By mail: 333 17th Street, Suite M, Vero Beach FL 32960