HIPAA Privacy Rights
It is the policy of Fisher-Titus Medical Center to admit and to treat all people without regard of race, color, national origin, religious creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, source of payment, and/or handicap. The same requirements for admission apply to all. There is no distinction in eligibility or manner for providing any patient service.
Standards for Privacy of Protected Health Information
According to the federal law named the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), you have rights concerning the use of individually identifiable health information. Only individuals with a legitimate need to know may access, use or disclose patient information. Protected health information may be released to other covered health care providers without patient authorization if used for treatment, payment, health care operations, or for public good purposes as permitted by state and federal laws. Disclosures of protected health information for uses and disclosures outside treatment, payment and health care operations require patient authorization.
For a listing of other HIPAA privacy rights, please refer to the Notice of Privacy Policies that was given to you at registration time.