PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact: Bringing Therapy Home, LLC 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213; 913-754-6643
WHO IS COVERED BY THIS NOTICE: This notice describes Bringing Therapy Home’s practices and that of: Any professional authorized to enter information into your treatment record maintained by Bringing Therapy Home, LLC. This notice is in effect for all employees, staff, families, and children who participate in Bringing Therapy Home services.
OUR PLEDGE REGARDING MEDICAL INFORMATION: Bringing Therapy Home is committed to protecting treatment information about you and your child. This Notice describes the privacy practices for our business. This Notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose treatment information about you or your child. We will also describe your rights and certain obligations that we have regarding the use and disclosure of treatment information. We are required by law to: Make sure that information that identifies you or you child is kept private; Give you this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to treatment information about you or your child, and Follow the terms of the Notice that is in effect.
HOW BRINGING THERAPY HOME MAY USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR YOUR CHILD: The following categories describe different ways that Bringing Therapy Home uses and discloses treatment information. For each category of uses or disclosures, Bringing Therapy Home will explain what it means and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure will be listed. However, all of the ways that Bringing Therapy Home is permitted to use or disclose information falls into one of the categories:
For Treatment: Bringing Therapy Home may use or disclose treatment information about you or your child to provide you with treatment or services. Bringing Therapy Home may disclose treatment information about you or your child to a physician, teacher, or another therapist, but only to those providing treatment to you and only to those for whom you have signed a release of information. For Payment: Bringing Therapy Home may use and disclose medical information about you or your child so that services provided to you may be billed, reimbursed, or paid. For example, receipts are sent to the primary email on the account. You will request to have receipts emailed in writing. For HealthCare Operations: Bringing Therapy Home may disclose your information in order to manage Bringing Therapy Home’s practice. For example, Bringing Therapy Home may need to disclose some information to accountants, attorneys or other agencies to ensure compliance with laws that affect Bringing Therapy Home’s professional practice. Appointment Reminders: Bringing Therapy Home may use and disclose treatment information to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment for treatment or evaluation, or to set up appointments. For example, you may receive an email, phone call, or text message from Bringing Therapy Home as a reminder for an upcoming appointment, to reschedule, or to cancel an appointment. Treatment Alternatives: Bringing Therapy Home may use and disclose treatment information to tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be of interest to you. Health Related Benefits and Services: Bringing Therapy Home may use and disclose treatment information to tell you about health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you. Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care: Bringing Therapy Home may release treatment information about you or your child to a friend or relative who is involved in your child’s therapy program. For example, if the child’s grandparents are present during therapy, he/she may learn of information related to your child’s speech-language services. Bringing Therapy Home may also give your information to someone who helps pay for your care, but this is only done with the child’s parents’ written permission. To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety: Bringing Therapy Home may use or disclose information about you or your child when necessary to prevent a serious threat to the health and safety of you, your child, or any other person. Such disclosure, however, would only be made to a person or agency in a position to help prevent the threat. For example, if 911 is called during the session, the professional from Bringing Therapy Home may need to share information with medical professionals (e.g. 911 operators, EMTs, etc.). For Special Purposes: Bringing Therapy Home may disclose information about you or your child for special purposes as permitted or required by law, including the following: Administrative oversight for such things as audits, investigations, licensure or determining cause of death. Court order or legal processes related to law enforcement activities, legal actions, or national security activities. Worker’s compensation or rehabilitative activities reporting as required by law or insurers in order to provide benefits for work-related or victim injuries or illnesses. Law enforcement, if asked to do so by a law enforcement official to 1) Identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person; 2) Provide information about the victim of a crime, if, under certain circumstance we are unable to obtain the person’s agreement; 3) Provide information about a death that may be the result of criminal conduct; 4) Provide information about criminal conduct; 5) In emergency circumstances to report a crime, the location of the crime or victims, or the identity, description, or location of the person who committed the crime. This is also effective for victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Bringing Therapy Home may disclose pertinent health information to government agencies authorized by law to receive reports of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence if we believe that you or your child has been such a victim. Professionals employed by Bringing Therapy Home are mandated reporters for abuse. Other Uses of Health Information: Other uses and disclosures of medical information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to our practice will be made only with your written authorization. If you provide Bringing Therapy Home with an authorization to use or disclose medical information about you or your child, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose medical information about you or your child for the reasons covered by the written authorization. You understand that Bringing Therapy Home is unable to take back any disclosure that was previously made prior to the revocation of authorization, and that we are required to retain our records of the care we provide to you. Bringing Therapy Home is required to maintain records for 6 years. Your Rights Regarding Health Information About You or Your Child: You have the following rights regarding treatment information Bringing Therapy Home maintains about you: Right to inspect and copy: You have the right to inspect and copy treatment information that may be used to make decisions about your child’s therapy program. To inspect and copy treatment information that may be used to make decisions about you or your child, you must submit your request in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. Right to Amend: If you feel that treatment information Bringing Therapy Home has about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may request that the record be amended. You have the right to add a statement. To request an amendment, you must submit your request in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. You must also state a reason to support your request. Right to an Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request an “accounting of disclosures.” This is a list of certain disclosures Bringing Therapy Home has made about the treatment information concerning you or your child. To request this list, you must submit your request in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. Your request must state a specific time period for the list. Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the treatment information Bringing Therapy Home uses or discloses about you or your child for the purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations. Bringing Therapy Home is not required by federal regulation to agree to your request. If Bringing Therapy Home agrees, we will comply with your request unless the information is needed to provide you or your child with emergency treatment. To request restrictions, you must submit your request in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. Right to Request Confidential Communication: You have the right to request that Bringing Therapy Home communicates with you about treatment matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you may request to be contacted only by US mail or only at work. To request confidential communications, you must submit your request in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. Bringing Therapy Home will not ask you the reason for your request. Right to a paper copy of this Notice: You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice. You may ask to receive a copy of this Notice at any time. Even if you have received this Notice electronically, you are entitled to a paper copy of this Notice. Changes to this Notice: Bringing Therapy Home reserves the right to change this Notice. Bringing Therapy Home reserves the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for treatment information Bringing Therapy Home already has about you as well as any information Bringing Therapy Home may receive about you or your child in the future. If changes are made to this Notice, you will be provided with a copy of the current Notice. Complaints: If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with Bringing Therapy Home (please address any concerns first to Bringing Therapy Home and your concerns will be addressed in a timely manner). To file a complaint with Bringing Therapy Home, you must submit your complaint in writing to Bringing Therapy Home, 13469 Switzer Road, Overland Park, 66213. If you wish to discuss your complaint, please contact Marena Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 913-754-6643. If you feel your concerns have not been addressed, you can contact Director Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Room 509F HHH Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20201.
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