Notice of Privacy Practices
THE FOLLOWING NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED, AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
The hospital is required by law to protect the privacy of its patients. It will keep confidential any and all patient health care information and will provide patients with this list of practices that protect health information.
Your protected health information may be released to other health care professionals within the hospital for the purpose of providing you with quality health care.
Your protected health information may be released to other health care providers in the event you need emergency care.
Your protected health information may be released for the purposes of hospital operations.
You may be contacted by the hospital to remind you of any appointments, health care treatment options or other health services that may be of interest to you.
Limited protected health information (name, location in the hospital, general condition and religion) will be maintained in the hospital directory while you are a patient. You have the right to request that your name not be put on this list.
Your protected health information may be released to a public health organization or federal organization in the event of a communicable disease or to report a defective device or unexpected event to a biological product (food or medication).
Your protected health information may be released to public or law enforcement officials in the event of an investigation in which you are a victim of abuse, crime or domestic violence.
You have the right to review and photocopy any/all portions of your health care information.
You have the right to request an amendment to your health care information.
You have the right to know who has access to your protected health information and for what purposes.
You have the right to restrict the use of your protected health information. The hospital may choose to refuse your restriction if it conflicts with providing you quality health care, or in the event of an emergency situation.
You have the right to receive confidential communication about your health status.
The hospital will abide by the terms of the Notice. The hospital reserves the right to make changes to the Notice and continue to maintain the confidentiality of all health care information.
You have the right to complain to the hospital if you believe your rights to privacy have been violated.
If you feel your privacy rights have been violated, please mail your complaint to the hospital:
Morehouse General Hospital, Attn: Administration, 323 W. Walnut St., Bastrop, LA 71220 All complaints will be investigated. No personal issue will be raised for filing a complaint with the hospital.
Your protected health information may NOT be released for any other purpose than that which is identified in the Notice.
Your protected health information may be released only after receiving written authorization from you. You may revoke your permission to release protected health information at any time.