Notice of Privacy Practices
We Care About Your Privacy
Our pledge regarding medical information: The privacy of your medical information is important to us. We understand that your medical information is personal, and we are committed to protecting it. We create a record of care and services you receive at the Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Center. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice will tell you about the ways we may use and share medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain duties we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.
Health Oversight Activities
We may disclose medical information to an agency providing health oversight for oversight activities authorized by law, including audits, civil, administrative, or criminal investigations or proceedings, inspections, licensure, or disciplinary actions, or other authorized activities.
Under certain circumstances, we may disclose health information to law enforcement officials. These circumstances include reporting required by certain laws (such as reporting of certain types of wounds), pursuant to certain subpoenas or court orders, reporting limited information concerning identification and location at the request of a law enforcement official, reports regarding suspected victims of crimes at the request of a law enforcement official, reporting death, crimes on our premises, and crimes in emergencies.
We may disclose medical information for purposes of contacting you in reference to your surgery appointment.
Alternative and Additional Medical Services
We may use and disclose medical information to furnish you with information about health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you and to describe or recommend treatment alternatives.