Emergencies: Magnolia Wellness Center may disclose your health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, or another person responsible for your care in the event of an emergency or of your death. We may disclose your health information to coroners or medical examiners.
Disaster Relief: We may disclose your health information to coordinate your care or notify family and friends of you location and condition. We will provide you with an opportunity to agree or object to such a disclosure whenever we practicably can do so.
Public Health: Magnolia Wellness Center may disclose your health information to public authorities for purposes related to: preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, reporting child abuse or neglect, reporting domestic violence, reporting to the Food and Drug Administration problems with products and reactions to medications, and reporting disease or infection exposure.
It may be necessary to disclose your health information to appropriate persons in order to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of a particular person or to the general public.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: We may disclose your health information in the course of any administrative or judicial proceedings.
Law Enforcement: We may disclose your health information to law enforcement officials for the purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person, complying with a court order or subpoena, as pertinent to criminal conduct, emergency circumstances, and other law enforcement purpose.
Specialized Government Agency: We may disclose your health information to researchers when the information does not directly identify you as the source of the information or when a waiver has been issued by an institutional review board or privacy board that has reviewed the research proposal and protocols for compliance with standards to ensure the privacy of your health information.
Workers Compensation: We may disclose your health information to the extent authorized by and to the extent necessary to comply with laws relating to workers compensation or other similar programs established by law.
Marketing: Magnolia Wellness Center may contact you for marketing purposes or fundraising purposes as described below. It is our practice to engage in marketing promotions and events such as Patient Appreciation Days or seasonal promotions. During these times we may send you a letter, post card, invitation, emails, newsletter or speak with you while you are at the practice. We will provide you with information about the promotion or event, the dates and times, and request your participation or request that you refer people to participate in these events.
From time to time we participate in charitable events to raise awareness, food donations, gifts, money, etc. During these times, we may send you a letter, post card, invitation, email, newsletter, speak with you while you are in the practice, or call your home to invite you to participate in the charitable activity. We will provide you with information about the promotions or event, the dates and times, and request your participation in such events. It is not our policy to disclose any personal health information about your condition for the purpose of any sponsored events.
It is our practice to include practice member testimonials as part of the Magnolia Wellness Center website, electronic newsletter, in a binder, in brochures, and in educational videos: these may be located in an open reception area for other practice member’s review and education. These stories were written with the practice member’s knowledge and shared in these ways only after the practice member grants written permission. If the practice member choose to include their name and/or photograph with their account written permission is granted.
It is not our policy to disclose any personal health information about your condition for the purpose of Magnolia Wellness Center marketing promotions and events. Under no circumstances will we sell our patients lists of your health information to a third party without your written authorization.
Change of Ownership: In the event that Magnolia Wellness Center is sold or merged with another organization, your health information/record will become the property of the new owner.
Your Health Information Rights
The following are statements of your right with respect to your protected health information.
Right to Obtain a Paper Copy of This Notice: You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive this notice electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy.
Right to Inspect and Copy: You have the right to inspect and copy medical information that may be used to make decisions about your care. Usually, this includes medical and billing records, but does not include psychotherapy notes. You have a right to information that is stored electronically that is not in EHR (Electronic Health Records) software, including formation stored in MS Word, Excel, PDF, plain text and other electronic formats. To inspect and copy medical information, you must submit a written request to our Privacy Officer. If you request a copy of your medical information, we may charge a reasonable fee for the costs of labor, postage, and supplies associated with your request. We may not charge you a fee if you require your medical information for a claim for benefits under the Social Security Act or any other state or federal needs-based benefit programs. If your medical information is maintained in an electronic health record, you also have the right to request that an electronic copy of your records be sent to you or to another individual or entity. We may charge you a reasonable cost based fee limited to the labor costs associated with transmitting the electronic health record. You have a right to have this information within thirty days of receipt of your request.
Right to Amend: If you feel that medical information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request an amendment for as long as we retain the information. To request an amendment, your request must be made in writing and submitted to our privacy officer. In addition, you must provide a reason that supports your request. We may deny your request for an amendment if it is not writing or does not include a reason to support the request. In addition, we may deny your request if you ask us to amend information that: