Copyright and Privacy Notices

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION, DISCLAIMER, AND PRIVACY STATEMENT

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TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

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No material from the web site or any web site may be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. The user may print, in hard copy, portions of the web site only for the purpose of information. The use of any such material for any other reason, on any other web site, or the modification, distribution or republication of this material without prior written permission from Kearney Clinic, P.C. is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The web site and the information or materials herein are provided on an “as is, where is” basis. Kearney Clinic, P.C. makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind with respect to the web site or its contents. Kearney Clinic, P.C. disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. By using or attempting to use the web site, the user expressly acknowledges that Kearney Clinic, P.C. makes no warranties or representations regarding the content of the web site. There are no warranties or representations made regarding the content of the web site in terms of how current it is, its accuracy, or its completeness. As a service to users of the web site, links may be provided to other web sites over which Kearney Clinic, P.C. has no control. Kearney Clinic, P.C. provides no endorsement or representation of any kind regarding the services, products, content or appropriateness of content of any web site linked to from the Kearney Clinic, P.C. web site, and the user hereby irrevocably waives any claim against Kearney Clinic, P.C. with respect to such web sites.

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USERS OF THIS WEB SITE

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The owners and operators of the web site reserve the right to not publish, or to remove any Content that they deem in their sole discretion, to be inappropriate for the web site, for any reason whatsoever.

STATEMENT ON PRIVACY

Kearney Clinic, P.C. does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors except when the visitor(s) are specifically asked to provide information. An example may be when a visitor has the opportunity to complete a survey, reservation form, or comment/question feedback form. Kearney Clinic, P.C. does not rent, sell or exchange information about its customers.

The Kearney Clinic, P.C. web site may collect statistical information from web site visitors that is not personally identifiable, including the visitor’s operating system, browser, domain name, and the specific web pages on the Kearney Clinic, P.C.’s web site that are accessed or visited. Kearney Clinic, P.C. only collects this information in the aggregate, and only uses it to improve the Kearney Clinic, P.C.’s web site.

 

PATIENT PRIVACY NOTICE

 

Kearney Clinic, P.C.
Notice of Privacy Practices

This is the Privacy Notice of the Kearney Clinic, P.C. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

Patient Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Patients have the right to:
• Get a copy of their paper or electronic medical record
• Request corrections on their paper or electronic medical record
• Request confidential communication
• Ask us to limit the information we share
• Receive a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
• Obtain a copy of our privacy notice
• Elect a representative to act on your behalf
• File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
• You can ask to see or receive an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Requests can be made at the front office or to medical records.
• We will provide a copy of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.

Ask us to amend your medical record
• Patients who feel that their health information is incorrect or incomplete requests can be made at the front office or to medical records.
• This request will be evaluated and addressed within 60 days. However, if we deny the request we will provide you with a written explanation of why.

Request confidential communications
• You can ask us to communicate with you in a specific way or to send mail to a different address.
• We will agree to all reasonable requests.

Ask us to limit what we use or share

• Patients can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may deny it if it would affect your care.
• Patients who pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with their health insurer. We will agree unless a law requires us to share that information.

Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
• Patients can ask for a list for of the times we’ve shared their health information for six years prior to the date. The list will include who we shared it with and why.
• We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get a copy of our privacy notice
• You can ask for a paper copy of Kearney Clinic Privacy Notice at any time, even if you have agreed to the notice electronically. Contact the front desk or the privacy officer.

Choose someone to act for you
• If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
• We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
If a patient feels that their privacy rights have been violated please contact:
Kearney Clinic, P.C.
Attn: HIPAA Privacy Officer
211 W. 33rd St.
Kearney, NE 68845
Or call 308-698-1382
• Or complaints can be filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
• We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Patient Choices:

• Tell family and friends about your condition
• Provide disaster relief
• Provide mental health care
• Market our services and sell your information

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
• Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
• Share information in a disaster relief situation.

In these cases, we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
• Marketing purposes
• Sale of medical information
• Most sharing of psychotherapy notes
Use and Disclosure
• Treat you
• Run our organization
• Bill for your services
• Help with public health and safety issues
• Do research
• Comply with the law
• Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
• Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
• Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
• Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treat you
We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

Run our organization
We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.
Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

Bill for your services
We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.
Example: We give necessary information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways. We can share health information about you for certain situations such as preventing disease, product recalls, report adverse reactions to medications, report suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, and preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.

Research
We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.

Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you for workers’ compensation claims, law enforcement purposes or with law enforcement official, health oversight agencies authorized by law, or special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services.

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.

Our Responsibilities

• We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
• We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
• We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
• We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.

Changes to the Terms of this Notice
Kearney Clinic can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office and on our web site.

Effective Date: January 20, 2016