Privacy Policy

This is a description of how your health information may be used and disclosed, and how you can access this information. Please read this notice in its entirety.

Commitment to your privacy In the course of your treatment, we will compile information in our records pertaining to you. Federal and State law mandate that we maintain your privacy with regard to your health information and any information we have concerning you in our records. We must follow the privacy practices we have established as described in this Notice. We reserve the right to amend this Notice of Privacy Practices as we find necessary. This revision will apply to any records compiled by our practice with regard to you and your health care. This includes any records that were created prior to the effective date of this Notice. Any changes that are made to this Notice of Privacy Practices will be made available to you upon request. We reserve the right to disclose your health information in the following ways:

  • Treatment: SOS may use your health information in order to treat you. This information may be shared with other health care professionals for such things related to your care i.e. MRIs, Prescriptions, etc.
  • Payment: SOS may disclose health or personal information in order to receive payment for services rendered.
  • Practice Management: SOS may use and disclose healthcare information to operate certain aspects of our business. For example, training programs, certification, quality assessment. We will not release your information for any type of Marketing.
  • Disclosures Required By Law: SOS will release information about your healthcare as Federal and State Law requires.
  • Family, Friends, Acquaintances: Your personal healthcare information cannot be released to any family member or friend without your consent. You may give written authorization for SOS to release your information to whomever you wish. If you wish to revoke this authorization, you must do it in writing. It will become effective the day it is received in our office. Unless you give us written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your health information for any reason other than those described in this Notice.
  • Individuals Caring for You: SOS may disclose your individual healthcare information to individuals involved in your personal care.(i.e. family member, personal caregiver, etc.) If you are present at the time the information is requested, we will provide you with an opportunity to object to the release of this information. We will always use our experience and best judgement in making decisions in your best interest regarding your health care.
  • Public Health: SOS may release information to authorities if we have reason to believe you are a victim of abuse, neglect or other crimes. This type of disclosure will be to the extent necessary to avert serious threat to your health or safety, or the safety of others.
  • Military: If you are in the Armed Forces, we may disclose information regarding your care to the authorities in the military. We may also disclose your health information to federal officials in order to maintain national security. SOS will also disclose your health in- formation to law enforcement officers if you are in their custody or in a correctional facility.
  • Appointment Reminders: We may use your health information to inform you of upcoming appointments, or missed appointments (i.e. Voicemail messages, postcards, or letters)


Patient Rights

Your file and Copies
You have the right to look at and get copies of your file with limited restrictions. If you request to look at your files, you must request it in writing. If you would like copies of your records, there is a $25.00 fee for photocopies and staff time. These records cannot be faxed to you or any other healthcare facility.

Confidential Communications
You have the right to request that SOS communicate with you in private about your health related issues.

Restriction Requests
You have the right to request a restriction of our use of your healthcare information. If you would like to request a restriction, you must do so in writing. Your request must be specific in nature, and describe the information you want restricted as well as the limits that apply. We are not required to agree with your request.

Amendment
You may request an amendment to your healthcare information if you believe it to be incorrect or incomplete. If you request an amendment, it must be done in writing. You must list the reason(s) which support your request. Any requests submitted without a valid reason will be denied. Opinion is not a valid reason.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Privacy Officer
248-937-4947 phone
248-937-5150 fax


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