Privacy Policy

Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Summary – Notice of Privacy Practices

This is a summary of our Notice of Privacy Practices which describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. You can obtain a full version of this notice from the Admission Office, Privacy Officer or on our website @ www.methodisthome.org.

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION:

  • To provide you with medical treatment and services;
  • To bill and receive payment for the care given to you;
  • For functions necessary to run our facility and to assure that our residents receive quality care;
  • For workers’ compensation or similar programs;
  • For required public health activities (e.g., reporting abuse or adverse reactions to medication);
  • For law enforcement in certain limited circumstances;
  • To a coroner, medical examiner or funeral director as required by law;
  • For organ procurement or transplantation, if you are a potential donor.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are required to:

  • Maintain the privacy of your health information;
  • Provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices;
  • Follow the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices;
  • Notify you if we can’t agree to your requested restrictions;
  • Notify you in writing if there is a significant breach of your health information, as defined in the HITECH privacy breach notification.

YOUR RIGHTS:

You have the right to:

  • To inspect and get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record;
  • To request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your medical information;
  • To revoke your authorization to disclose health information;
  • To request an accounting of our disclosure of your medical information;
  • To request an amendment to your paper or electronic medical record;
  • To request that we communicate with you in certain way or at a certain location;
  • To receive a full copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices
  • To opt-out of Fundraising or Marketing communications.

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our Privacy Officer at (718) 548-5100 x235. You also may file a complaint directly with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. We will not retaliate in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or the OCR.

Revised 9/23/13; 8/30/17

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