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    The notice of privacy practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
     

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    Tarrant County Public Health Notice of Privacy Practices, as of July 2019

     

    A Quick Summary

    Your Rights

    You have the right to:

    • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record,
    • Correct your paper or electronic medical record,
    • Request confidential communication,
    • Ask us to limit the information we share,
    • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information,
    • Get a copy of this privacy notice,
    • Choose someone to act for you and
    • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.

    Your Choices

    You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

    • Tell family and friends about your condition,
    • Provide disaster relief,
    • Include you in a hospital directory,
    • Provide mental health care,
    • Market our services and sell your information and
    • Raise funds.

    Our Uses and Disclosures

    We may use and share your information as we:

    • Treat you,
    • Run our organization,
    • Bill for your services,
    • Help with public health and safety issue,s
    • Do research,
    • Comply with the law,
    • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests,
    • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director,
    • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests and
    • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions.



    For more information see:
    www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html

    Changes to the Terms of this Notice
    We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

    This page was last modified on April 23, 2020

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