Workwell SimpleLabs appreciates your trust in us. We are committed to protecting your private, personal information. A new law requires that we inform you of how we collect and use your personal information.
This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Understanding Your Health Information
Every time you visit a hospital, physician or other healthcare provider, personal information is collected about you and a record of your visit is created. This information can be collected from:
Your Health Information Rights
Although the health and billing records we create are the property of our office, the information in your records belongs to you. You have the right to:
- inspect and obtain a copy of your and billing record,
- ask us to amend incorrect information.
- ask us to restrict certain uses and disclosures of your information,
- obtain a list of everyone to whom we have disclosed your information,
- ask us to contact you at a specific number or location to protect confidentiality, and obtain a paper copy of this notice of privacy practices upon request even if you have received it electronically.
Workwell SimpleLabs is required by law to:
- maintain the privacy of your health information,
- provide you this notice, which describes the way we use and share your health information, and abide by the terms of this notice.
We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy practices at any time, and such changes will be effective for any health information we already maintain. Should our privacy practices change, a revised notice will be posted in our facility and on our website. You may also request a copy of our current notice at any time.
Examples of Disclosures for Treatment, Payment and Operations
- Your provider may need to consult with someone regarding your care, and information about you would be shared with that person. Examples of people your provider might consult with include your referring physician, a specialist such as a cardiologist or a radiologist, a pharmacist, or your vocational counselor.
- Sometimes we use others outside our company to help us provide treatment to you. Examples of these outside companies include an interpreter service, a lab used for blood work or drug testing, or a company that makes a custom brace or orthotic for you.
- If you have a family member who needs specific information about you in order to assist in your care, we will share information with that family member as long as you do not object.
Disclosing Your Health Information
We will not use or disclose your health information except as allowed by law or with your specific written authorization. You can revoke any authorization you give us. There are some situations where we are allowed or required by law to disclose your health information without a signed authorization. These are:
- for public health purposes such as reporting communicable diseases, work-related illnesses, or other diseases and injuries as permitted by law; reporting births and deaths; and reporting reactions to drugs and problems with medical devices;
- to protect victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence;
- for health oversight activities such as investigations, audits and inspections;
- for lawsuits and similar proceedings;
- when requested by law enforcement as required by law or court order;
- to coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors;
- for organ and tissue donation;
- to reduce or prevent a serious threat to public health and safety;
- for workers’ compensation or other similar programs if you are injured at work; and
- for specialized government functions such as intelligence and national security.
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For More Information or to Report a Problem
If you have questions, or if you would like additional information about our Notice of Information Practices, you may contact Workwell Simple Labs at: [email protected]
Effective Date: February 1, 2020