Right to Privacy
Patients have the right to have the staff consider and protect their sense of modesty whenever possible. Case discussion, examination and treatment shall be conducted ensuring privacy. Chaperones shall be available and provided upon request.
Patients have the right to have their health status, medical problems, diagnosis, treatment, and medical records kept confidential as required by applicable law and policy, including the Health Insurance Portability and Account-ability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Privacy Act.
No protected health information shall be released or disclosed to any persons or entities unless it is necessary for the patientís medical care, or when expressly authorized in writing by the patient (or by a minor childís legal guardian/authorized representative).
Patients have the right to review or receive a copy of their own medical record.