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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is required by law to maintain the privacy of patient-protected health information and to provide patients with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices regarding protected health information.
We understand that your health information is highly personal, and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Please read this “Notice of Privacy Practices” thoroughly. It describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information for:
It also describes your legal right to access and control the use and disclosure of your protected health information.
The rights outlined in this document belong to the patient or the patient’s personal representative − the patient’s parent or legal guardian or any person who has the legal authority to represent the interests of the patient and act on the patient’s behalf.
If there is any question as to whether a person is legally qualified to act as a patient’s personal representative, contact our privacy officer. Click on the tab below, “How to Get More Information About Our Privacy Practices.”
This notice covers:
We have an Organized Health Care Arrangement Agreement with our medical staff that makes this notice, and the rights and obligations contained herein, applicable to both Cincinnati Children’s and to our medical staff when they are providing services to patients here.
We are permitted to use or disclose to others outside Cincinnati Children’s your health information without permission from you for three basic types of activities:
There are situations where we may use your information or disclose it to others outside Cincinnati Children’s without your permission, and there are specific circumstances where we must obtain your authorization before using or disclosing your protected health information. They are described below:
Cincinnati Children’s may deny you access to your protected health information if a licensed healthcare provider determines that:
If you are denied access under these circumstances, you may appeal. Under certain circumstances, Cincinnati Children’s may deny your request for access to your protected health information without giving you an opportunity to appeal.
Cincinnati Children’s is required to protect the
privacy of your information, establish policies and procedures that do so,
provide this notice about our privacy practices and follow the practices
described in this notice.
We reserve the right to change our policies and
procedures for protecting health information. When we make a significant change
in how we use or disclose your health information, we will also change this notice
and post the new notice in waiting rooms and registration areas. You can
request a written copy of the most recent version of this notice or access it
on the Cincinnati Children’s website.
If you believe we have not properly protected your
privacy, have violated your privacy rights or you disagree with a decision we
made about access to your protected health information, you may contact our privacy
officer. Click on the link, “How to Get
More Information About Our Privacy Practices.”
You also may send a written complaint to the US Department of Health and Human
Our privacy officer can provide you with the appropriate address upon request.
To act on any of the information provided in this notice
or for more information about our privacy practices, you may contact our privacy
Phone: 1-800-344-2462 or 513-636-4707
Fax: 513-636-4076Email: email@example.com
Mail:Privacy OfficerRisk Management / Corporate Compliance, MLC 9010
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
This notice was reviewed October 2011.
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