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Privacy Policy

According to Sykes respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at https://www.accordingtosykes.com/.

Adhere to the standards set forth in the Notice of Privacy Practices.

 

Collect, use and disclose PHI only in conformance with state and federal laws and current patient covenants and/or authorizations, as appropriate.  Our practice and its practioners and staff will not use or disclose PHI for uses outside of practices TPO, such as marketing, employment, life insurance applications, etc. without an authorization from the client.

 

Use and disclose PHI to remind clients of their appointments only within their consent.

 

Recognize that PHI collected about client must be accurate, timely, complete and available when needed.  Our practice and its practitioners and staff will:

 

Implement reasonable measures to protect the integrity of all PHI maintained about client.

 

Recognize that clients have a right to privacy.  Our practice and its practitioners and staff respect the client's individual dignity at all times.  Our practice and its practitioners and staff will respect client's privacy to the extent consistent with providing the highest quality medical possible and with the efficient administration of the facility.

 

Act as responsible information stewards and treat all PHI as sensitive and confidential.

 

Consequently, our practice and its physicians and staff will:

 

Treat all PHI data as confidential in accordance with professional ethics, accreditation standards, and legal requirements.

 

Not disclose PHI data unless the patient (or his or her authorized representative) has properly consented to or authorized the release or the release is otherwise authorized by law.

 

Recognize that, although our practice "owns" the medical record, the client has a right to inspect and obtain a copy of their PHI.  In addition, patients have a right to request an amendment to their  medical record if their believes their information is inaccurate or incomplete.  Our practice and its practitioners and staff will--

Permit clients access to their medical records when their written requests are approved by our practice.  If we deny their request, then we must inform the clients that they may request a review of our denial.  In such cases, we will have a healthcare professional review the clients' appeals.

Provide client an opportunity to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete PHI in their medical records in accordance with the law and professional standards.

 

All practitioners and staff of our practice will maintain a list of all disclosures of PHI for purposes other than TPO for each client.  We will provide this list to clients upon request, so long as their requests are in writing.

 

All practitioners and staff of our practice will adhere to any restrictions concerning the use or disclosure of PHI that clients have requested and have been approved by our practice.

 

All practitioners and staff of our practice must adhere to this policy.  Our practice will not tolerate violations of this policy.  Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment and criminal or professional sanctions in accordance with our practice's personnel rules and regulations.

 

Our practice may change this privacy policy in the future.  Any changes will be effective upon the release of a revised privacy policy and will be made available to patients upon request.