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HIPAA Policies

The federal guidelines that further protect the privacy of your medical information are part of the comprehensive Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. These rules, which became effective on April 14, 2003, give you more control over, and knowledge about, who is using your medical information and for what purpose.

Will I receive a copy of my patient privacy rights?

You will receive, in person, a copy of our privacy notice. It describes how medical information about you or your child may be used, and how you may gain access to this information. During registration, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgement that states you have received the privacy notice.

When may we use and share your health information?

We may use health information about you or your child without your written permission for the limited purposes of:

When else may we share your health information outside Universal Pediatrics without your written authorization?

When must we obtain your written authorization to use and share your health information?

We need your written authorization to share your health information concerning certain types of care, such as:

What are my patient rights?

You have the right to:

What are Universal Pediatrics’ responsibilities?

The law requires us to:

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