Noticy of Privacy Practices

Revised effective September 23, 2013

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Please review this information carefully.

Note: If you have questions about this notice, please contact the Privacy Officer at Tanager Place.  Contact information is listed below.

Who Will Follow This Notice

This notice describes the privacy practices of Tanager Place.  All of our providers and staff may have access to information in your chart for treatment, payment and health care operations, which are described below, and may use and disclose information as otherwise described in this Notice.  This Notice also applies to any volunteer or trainee we allow to help you while seeking services from us.

Our Pledge Regarding the Privacy of Your Medical Information

Your medical information includes information about your physical and mental health.  We understand that information about your physical and mental health is personal.   We are committed to protecting medical information about you.  We create a record of the care and services you receive from us. We need this record to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements.  This notice applies to any and all of the records of your care generated by us.

This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you.  We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.

We reserve the right to revise or amend our notice of privacy practices without additional notice to you.  Any revision or amendment to this notice will be effective for all of your records our practice has created or maintained in the past, and for any of your records we may create or maintain in the future. We will post a copy of our current notice in our offices in a prominent place and will post the notice on our website.

Our Obligations to You

We are required by law to:

  •  make sure that medical information that identifies you is kept private except as otherwise provided by state or federal law;
  • give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to medical information about you;
  • follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect;
  • inform you of any unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your unencrypted confidential information in the event its security or privacy is compromised (i.e., in the event that a reportable breach occurs as provided by the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.)  We will provide such notice to you without unreasonable delay but in no case later than sixty days after we discover the breach.