Notice of Patient Privacy Practices

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires all medical personnel and facilities to protect the privacy of our patient's health information.

A hospital representative will give you the option to have your health care information shared with your family, friends or others involved in your care or payment for your care.  You can grant permission or decline to have your care discussed with others.  If you are unable to express your wishes, your health care provider may discuss your health information with those involved in your care if he or she believes (in his or her professional judgment) that it is in your best interest to have that information shared.  The health care provider may not share information about past medical problems that are unrelated to your current condition.

HIPAA does allow your health care provider to share your health information with an interpreter who is approved to help communicate with your or your family, if you do not object.