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THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
At Uni Path Laboratories Inc. we are committed to treating and using protected health information about you responsibly and protecting your privacy is important to us. This Notice of Health Information Practices describes the personal information we collect, and how, when we use or disclose that information. It also describes your rights as they relate to your protected health information. This Notice is effective today and applies to all protected health information as defined by federal regulations.
Understanding Your Health Record/Information :
Each time when we receive specimen along with the requisition form from your physician or your visit to UNIPATHLABS.COM on the advise of your physician a record is made. This record contains your name, address, S/S# Health Insurance ID#..etc. We at Uni Path Laboratories Inc. run the tests of your specimen according to the request of your physician. The results of the lab tests are kept secure and access to these results is only by authorized persons. It is their responsibility to send these results to your physician who needs this lab report for treatment and can plan future care.
Your Health Information Rights:
Although your health record is the physical property of Uni Path Laboratories Inc. the information belongs to you. You have the right to:
-Obtain a paper copy of this notice of information practices upon request,
-Inspect and copy your health record as provided for in 45 CFR 164.524,
-Amend your health record as provided in 45 CFR 164.528,
-Revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken.
Uni Path Laboratories Inc. is required to:
-Provide you with this notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you,
-Abide by the terms of this notice,
-Notify you if we are unable to agree to a requested restriction, and
-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. Should our information practices change, we will mail a revised notice to the address you've supplied us, or if you agree, we will email the revised notice to you.
We will not use or disclose your health information without your authorization, except as described in this notice. We will also discontinue to use or disclose your health information after we have received a written revocation of the authorization according to the procedures included in the authorization.
For More Information or to Report a Problem :
If have questions and would like additional information, you may contact the practice's Privacy Officer, at 718-548-4811
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the practice's Privacy Officer, or with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint with either the Privacy Officer or the Office for Civil Rights. The address for the OCR is listed below:
Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 509F, HHH Building Washington, D.C. 20201