Aptiva Medical (“we” or “Aptiva Medical”) provide health related products, services and information to patients (“you”) through mail or package delivery, telephone, and online communications. In order to provide these products, services and information, Aptiva Medical uses and discloses medical information about patients as described in this Privacy Notice.
Aptiva Medical is required by law to maintain the privacy of legally protected individually identifiable health-related information (referred to below as “your medical information”) about you and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to this information.
Please note that Aptiva Medical may share your information with third parties when the data that we share has been edited to remove your identifying information. This de- identified information may be used for research or other purposes.
Aptiva Medical5249 NW 33rd AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL 33309
In addition, federal regulations allow us to use or disclose your medical information for other specific purposes, including: compliance with worker’s compensation laws; assisting coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors in performing their functions; aiding organ or tissue procurement organizations in performing their donation, banking, or transplantation functions; notifying family members, personal representatives, or caregivers of your location and general condition; providing information to military command authorities if you are in a military service, a correctional institution if you are an inmate, or legally authorized national security, intelligence, or protective service authorities; or for research under approved protocols to protect your privacy.
Your medical information may be disclosed to provide emergency information to law enforcement, emergency response, or disaster relief officials; to avert a serious threat to the health or safety of you, the public, or another person; or as otherwise required by law.
We will obtain your written authorization before we use or disclose your medical information for purposes other than those described above or as otherwise permitted or required by law. You may revoke an authorization in writing at any time, requiring us to stop using or disclosing your medical information except to the extent that we have already acted in reliance on your authorization.
We will obtain your written authorization before we use or disclose PHI for third-party marketing purposes or for the sale of PHI.
You have the right to inspect and copy your medical information and to amend your medical information by sending a written request to the Privacy Officer at the address provided below. We may deny requests for access and amendment in certain instances. You have a right to ask that most denials of access be reconsidered, and you have a right to submit a statement disagreeing to a decision to reject a proposed amendment, to which we may respond.
You have the right to request and receive an accounting of disclosures of your medical information that we or our business associates may make to certain third parties without your authorization on or after April 14, 2003, for most purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations. We may charge a fee if you request more than one accounting during any 12-month period. Your request must specify the time period to be covered in the accounting, up to 6 years.
You have the right to request reasonable arrangements to ensure that communications containing your medical information are provided to you in a confidential manner or to an alternative location.
You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your medical information, although we are not required to agree to a requested restriction.
You have the right to request and receive a copy of this Privacy Notice.
You have the right to be notified in case of a breach of unsecured PHI.
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you have a right to complain to Aptiva Medical, or to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You may contact Aptiva Medical’s Privacy Officer at the address or phone number provided below. No adverse action or retaliation will be taken against you for filing a complaint.
We are required to abide by the terms of this Privacy Notice currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of this notice and make the new notice effective for all of the medical information about you that we maintain. Any revised Privacy Notice will be posted on our web site, inserted in packages that we send to patients, and provided in response to written, telephone or e-mail requests.
For further information about our privacy policies and practices, or to exercise any of your rights as described above, please contact:
5249 NW 33rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
This Privacy Notice is effective February 2017
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