To your family and friends:We must disclose your health information to you, as described in the Patient Rights section of this Notice. We may disclose your health information to a family member, friend or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare or with payment for your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so.
Persons Involved in Care: We may use or disclose health information to notify, or assist in the notification of (including identifying or locating) a family member, your personal representatives or another person responsible for your care, of your location, your general condition or death. If you are present, then prior to use or disclosure of your health information we will provide you with an opportunity to object to such uses or disclosures. In the event of your incapacity or emergency circumstances, we will disclose your health information based on a determination using our professional judgment disclosing only heath information that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement in your healthcare. We will also use our professional judgment and our experience with common practice to make reasonable inferences of your best interest in allowing a person to pick up filled prescriptions medical supplies, x-rays, or other similar forms of health information.
Marketing Health-Related Services:We will not use your health information for marketing communications without your written authorization.
Required By Law:If we are required by law, we may use or disclose your health information if needed.
Abuse or Neglect:We may disclose your health information to authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others.
National Security:We may disclose to military authorities the health information of armed forces personal under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authoritative federal officials, necessary health information required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence and other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institution or law enforcement official having lawful custody of protected health information of inmate or patient under certain circumstances.
Appointment Reminders:We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders (such as voicemail messages, postcards, letters.)