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Main Building - Privacy Notice
Privacy Notice
PURPOSE: To ensure adherence to 45CFR164.520(b) regarding the regulations of the Privacy Notice.
 
POLICY: Jennie Stuart Medical Center will make a good faith effort to obtain written acknowledgment of receipt of the privacy notice. The requester does not have to be a current patient This notice is intended to be a public document that people can use in choosing between covered entities (45CFR164.520(c)).
The Privacy Notice will contain the following statement: "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." (45CFR164.520(b)).
JSMC will not implement a change to an existing information policy or procedure described in the notice until the notice is updated to reflect the change, unless there is a compelling reason to make a change or disclosure to take other action that the notice would not have permitted. If such change takes place JSMC will revise the notice within 30 days of the use, disclosure, or other action change.
 
If JSMC materially changes any of the uses or disclosures, the individual's right, the covered entity's legal duties, or other privacy practices described in our notice, we must promptly revise our notice accordingly (45CFR164.520(b)(3)). We must also at that time revise our policies to reflect such change (45CFR164.530(i)). Except when required by law, a material change to any term in the notice may not be implemented prior to the effective date of the notice in which such material change is reflected.
 
Jennie Stuart Medical Center will retain all notices and policies applying to such notices for a period of 6 years.

Covered health care providers with face-to-face contact with individuals are required to provide the notice to all such individuals at the first service delivery to the individual during the one year period after the compliance date. After this one year period, covered providers with face-to-face contact with individuals would have been required to distribute the notice to all new patients at the first service delivery.

The notice must be posted in a clear and prominent location where it would be reasonable to expect individuals seeking services from the covered provider to be able to read the notice.
 
An inmate does not have a right to notice under this section and the requirements of this section do not apply to a correctional institution that is a covered entity (45CFR164.520(3)).
HIPAA - Privacy Notice Policy
Jennie Stuart Medical Center has an Organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA) with practitioners who have privileges to provide services in our facility. This OHCA exists to ensure HBPAA compliance within our facility. Members of this OHCA will abide by the JSMC Privacy Notice as well as JSMC privacy policies while practicing in our facility. This OHCA does not ensure compliance with the privacy standards for practitioners within their private practices.
JSMC Privacy Policy
"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." (45CFR164.520 (a) (45CFR164.520(b))
 
Understanding Your Health Record/Information

Each time you have an encounter with the Jennie Stuart Medical Center, physician, or other health care provider, a record of your visit is made. TypicaBy, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment.
This information, often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a:
  1. basis for planning your care and treatment;
  2. means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care;
  3. legal document describing the care you received;
  4. means by which you or a third-party payer can verify that services billed were actually provided;
  5. a tool in educating heath professionals;
  6. a source of data for medical research;
  7. a source of information for public health officials charged with improving the health of the nation;
  8. a source of data for facility planning and marketing;
  9. a tool with which we can assess and continually work to improve the care we render and the outcomes we achieve.
Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to:
  1. ensure its accuracy;
  2. better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information;
  3. make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.
Who Will Follow This Notice

This notice describes Jennie Stuart Medical Center's practices and that of:
  1. any health care professional authorized to enter information into your medical center chart;
  2. all departments and units of the medical center;
  3. This notice describes Jennie Stuart Medical Center's practices and that of:
    all departments and units of the medical center;
  4. all employees, staff and other medical center personnel;
  5. any contract labor, subsidiaries or other entities;
All these entities, sites and locations follow the terms of this notice. In addition, these entities, sites and locations may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment or hospital operations purposes described in this notice.
 
JSMC has an organized Health Care Arrangement (OHCA) with practitioners who have privileges to provide services in our facility. This OHCA exists to ensure HIPAA compliance within our facility. Members of this OHCA will abide by the JSMC Privacy Notice as well as JSMC privacy policies while practicing in our facility. This OHCA does not ensure compliance with the privacy standards for practitioners within their private practices.
 
Our Pledge Regarding Medical Information
 
Jennie Stuart Medical Center understands that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at the facility. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to all of the records of your care generated by the medical center, whether made by medical center personnel or your personal doctor. Your personal doctor may have different policies or notices regarding his/her use and disclosure of your medical information created in the his/her office or clinic.
 
This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
 
We are required by federal law to make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private and to give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you.
 
Your Health Information Rights

Although your health record is the physical property of the health care practitioner or facility that compiled it, the information belongs to you. You have the right to:
  1. request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information as provided by 45CFR 164.522;
  2. obtain a paper copy of the Privacy Notice;
  3. inspect and obtain a copy of your health record as provided for in 45 CFR 164.524;
  4. amend your health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.526;
  5. obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as provided in 45CFR164.528;
  6. request communications of your health information by alternative means or at alternative locations;
  7. revoke your authorization to use or disclose health Information except to the extent that action has already been taken.
Our Responsibilities
 
This organization is required to:
  1. maintain the privacy of your health information;
  2. provide you with a notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you;
  3. abide by the terms of this notice;
  4. notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction;
  5. accommodate reasonable requests you may have to communicate health information by alternative means or at alternative locations.
We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain. We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice (45CFR164.502).
 
For More Information or to Report a Problem
 
If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact the Director of Health Information Management/Privacy Officer at 270-887-0236.
 
Complaints
 
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the medical center or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the medical center, contact the Director of Health Information Management/Privacy Officer at 270-887-0236 (45CFR164.306). All complaints must be submitted in writing. The individual filing a complaint will not suffer retaliation for filing
such complaint (45CFR164.530(d)).
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