This practice is required to provide our patients with notice of our privacy practices with respect to protected personal information collected from this website.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
When you use our website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Cookies enable us to customize your browsing experience and speed up website load times. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time. If you decline cookies, you do not have access to the benefits of a custom web browsing experience.
Our monthly newsletter service sends monthly newsletters with relevant information to the topic of interest. Your email will not be sold, rented or leased to a third-party. You may remove your name from the newsletter list at any time by following the removal instructions at the bottom of any newsletter sent.
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Absolute Health Chiropractic of Gainesville, FL
To our patients. This notice describes how health information about you, as a patient of this practice, may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to your health information. This is required by the Privacy Regulations created as a result of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Our commitment to your privacy
Our practice is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your health information. Absolute Health Chiropractic is required by law to maintain the confidentiality of your health information.Absolute Health Chiropractic realizes that these laws are complicated, but we must provide you with the following important information:
Use and disclosure of your health information in certain special circumstances:
The following circumstances may require us to use or disclose your health information:
1. Treatment: to provide, coordinate or manage your health care and related services. Absolute Health Chiropractic may consult with other health care providers regarding your treatment and coordinate and manage your health care with others.Absolute Health Chiropractic may use or disclosure protected health information about your treatment activities of another health care provider.
2. Payment: Absolute Health Chiropractic may use or disclose protected health information so thatAbsolute Health Chiropractic can bill and collect payment for the treatment and services provided to you. Before providing treatment or services, Absolute Health Chiropractic may share details with your health plan concerning the services you are scheduled to receive for payment approval.
3. Health Care Operations: Absolute Health Chiropractic may use or disclosure protected health information to allow us to improve the quality of care Absolute Health Chiropractic provides and to reduce health care costs, which may include training programs for our staff.
4. Cooperating with outside legal entities
5. To public health authorities and health oversight agencies that are authorized by law to collect information.
6. Lawsuits and similar proceedings in response to a court or administrative order.
7. If required to do so by a law enforcement official.
8. When necessary to reduce or prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. Absolute Health Chiropractic will only make disclosures to a person or organization able to help prevent the threat.
9. If you are a member of U.S. or foreign military forces (including veterans) and if required by the appropriate authorities.
10. To federal officials for intelligence and national security activities authorized by law.
11. To correctional institutions or law enforcement officials if you are an inmate or under the custody of a law enforcement official.
12. For Workers Compensation and similar programs.
Your rights regarding your health information:
1. Communications. You can request that Absolute Health Chiropractic communicate with you about your health and related issues in a particular manner or at a certain location. For instance, you may ask that Absolute Health Chiropractic contact you at home, rather than work. Absolute Health Chiropractic will accommodate reasonable requests.
2. You can request a restriction in our use or disclosure of your health information for treatment, payment, or health care operations. Additionally, you have the right to request that Absolute Health Chiropractic restrict our disclosure of your health information to only certain individuals involved in your care or the payment for your care, such as family members and friends.Absolute Health Chiropractic is not required to agree to your request; however, if we do agree, we are bound by our agreement except when otherwise required by law, in emergencies, or when the information is necessary to treat you.
3. You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of the health information that may be used to make decisions about you, including patient medical records and billing records, but not including psychotherapy notes. You must submit your request in writing.
4. You may ask us to amend your health information if you believe it is incorrect or incomplete, and as long as the information is kept by or for our practice. To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing. You must provide us with a reason that supports your request for the amendment.
5. Right to a copy of this notice. You are entitled to receive a copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices. You may ask us to give you a copy of this Notice at any time. To obtain a copy of this notice, contact us.
6. Right to file a complaint. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our practice or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with our practice, contact our office. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
7. Right to provide an authorization for other uses and disclosures. Our practice will obtain your written authorization for uses and disclosures that are not identified by this notice or permitted by applicable law.
In accordance with the standards of implementation specifications of 45 C.F.R. § 164.524, Provider may grant an individual access to inspect and obtain a copy of protected health information about the individual in a designated record set.
Absolute Health Chiropractic’s policy:
1. The designated record set that is subject to access by an individual is as follows:
2. The titles of the persons or offices responsible for receiving and processing requests for access by individuals are as follows:
a. Rick Haines
Absolute Health Chiropractic also uses protected health information for the following reasons: (you may opt out of this authorization). Special initial authorization is required and attached.
Marketing; internal referral board, testimonials, pictures on bulletin board, sending newsletters or information unrelated to healthcare and other marketing materials.
If you have any questions regarding this notice or our health information privacy policies, please contact Dr. Rick Haines.
You can reach us by writing to:
Absolute Health Chiropractic
2720 NW 6th St #1
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone number: (352) 377-7373
Hours Available: A message may be left regarding your privacy at any time and your call will be returned within 7 business days.