Springfield Heart Surgeons LLC (SHS) is required by law to maintain the privacy of health information about you and to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information. SHS is required to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all of your information in electronic format and to protect against any reasonably anticipated uses or disclosures of information. SHS is required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices in effect at the time.
Although your health record is the physical property of SHS, the information in your health record belongs to you. You have the following rights:
RIGHT TO REQUEST RESTRICTIONS - You have the right to request that we restrict the disclosures of health information about you to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations.
We are not required to agree to any requested restriction. However, if we do agree, we will follow that restriction unless the information is needed to provide emergency treatment.
RIGHT TO RECEIVE CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS - You have the right to request that SHS communicates health information about you, to you, in a certain way or at a certain location.
RIGHT TO INSPECT AND COPY - With a few very limited exceptions, you have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of health information about you.
RIGHT TO AMEND - You have the right to ask SHS to amend health information about you.
RIGHT TO AN ACCOUNTING OF DISCLOSURES - You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of health information about you.
RIGHT TO A COPY OF THE NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES - You have the right to obtain a paper copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices.
RIGHT TO COMPLAIN - You may complain to us and to the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated by SHS.