OUR PLEDGE REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION

Innate Beauty Medical Spa is committed to protecting information regarding your health treatment and related health care services about you. We create a record of the care and services you receive at Innate Beauty Medical Spa for use in your care and treatment.

This Notice tells you about the ways in which we may use and disclose your health information. It also describes your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your health information. We are required by law to:

  • make sure that your health information is protected;
  • give you this Notice describing our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information about you; and
  • follow the terms of the Notice that is currently in effect.

HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

The following sections describe different ways that we may use and disclose your health information. For each category of uses or disclosures we will describe them and give some examples. Some information such as certain drug and alcohol information and HIV information is entitled to special restrictions related to its use and disclosure. Innate Beauty Medical Spa abides by all applicable state and federal laws related to the protection of this information. Not every use or disclosure will be listed. All of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information, however, will fall within one of the following categories.

**Please note that the sections marked with ** apply only to inpatient mental health information

For Treatment. We may use health information about you to provide you with medical or psychological treatment or services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, students, or other health system personnel who are involved in taking care of you in the health system. For example, a doctor treating you for a condition may need to know what medications you are currently taking, because the medications may affect what other medications may be prescribed for you. In addition, the doctor may need to tell the hospital’s food service if you are taking certain medications so that we can arrange for appropriate meals that will not interfere or improperly interact with your medication. We may also share health information about you with other Innate Beauty Medical Spa personnel or non-Innate Beauty Medical Spa providers, agencies or facilities who are treating you for a medical or psychological condition, in order to provide or coordinate the different things you need, such as prescriptions or types of therapy. We also may disclose health information about you to people outside Innate Beauty Medical Spa who may be involved in your continuing health or medical care after you leave Innate Beauty Medical Spa such as other health care providers, transport companies, community agencies and family members.

For Payment.We may use and disclose health information about you so that the treatment and services you receive at Innate Beauty Medical Spa or from other entities, such as an ambulance company, may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party. For example, we may need to give information to your health plan about therapy you received at Innate Beauty Medical Spa so your health plan will pay us or reimburse you for the therapy. We may also tell your health plan about a proposed treatment to determine whether your plan will cover the treatment.

For Health Care Operations.We may use and disclose health information about you for Innate Beauty Medical Spa operations. These uses and disclosures are made for quality of care and medical staff activities, Innate Beauty Medical Spa health sciences education, and other teaching programs. Your health information may also be used or disclosed to comply with law and regulation, for contractual obligations, patients’ claims, grievances or lawsuits, health care contracting, legal services, business planning and development, business management and administration, the sale of all or part of Innate Beauty Medical Spa to another entity, underwriting and other insurance activities and to operate the health system. For example, we may review health information to find ways to improve treatment and services to our patients. We may also disclose information to doctors, nurses, technicians, medical and other students, and other health system personnel for performance improvement and educational purposes.

Appointment Reminders.We may contact you to remind you that you have an appointment at Innate Beauty Medical Spa.

Treatment Alternatives.We may tell you about or recommend possible treatment options or alternatives that may be of interest to you.

Health-Related Benefits and Services.We may contact you about benefits or services that we provide.

Fundraising Activities.We may contact you to provide information about Innate Beauty Medical Spa sponsored activities, including fundraising programs and events. We would only use contact information, such as your name, address and phone number and the dates you received treatment or services at Innate Beauty Medical Spa.

Fundraising Activities.We may contact you to provide information about Innate Beauty Medical Spa sponsored activities, including fundraising programs and events. We would only use contact information, such as your name, address and phone number and the dates you received treatment or services at Innate Beauty Medical Spa.

**Individuals Involved In Your Care:We may tell your family about your general condition and that you are in the hospital unless you request we do not provide this information. Upon request of a family member, and with your consent, we may give the family member notification of your diagnosis, prognosis, prescribed medications, their side effects, and your progress. If your spouse, parent, child, or sibling makes a request for information, and you are unable to authorize the release of such information, we are required to give notification of your presence in the hospital, except to the extent prohibited by federal law. Upon your admission, we are required to make reasonable attempts to notify your next of kin or any other person designated by you, of your admission. Upon request of a family member, we are required to provide information regarding your release, transfer, serious illness, injury, or death, unless you request that this information not be provided.

As Required By Law. We will disclose health information about you when required to do so by federal or state law.

To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety.We may use and disclose health information about you when necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Any disclosure would be to someone able to help stop or reduce the threat.

Organ and Tissue Donation.If you are an organ donor, we may release health information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ, eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation.

Public Health Disclosures.We may disclose health information about you for public health purposes. These purposes generally include the following:

  • preventing or controlling disease (such as cancer and tuberculosis), injury or disability;
  • reporting vital events such as births and deaths;
  • reporting child abuse or neglect;
  • reporting adverse events or surveillance related to food, medications or defects or problems with products;
  • notifying persons of recalls, repairs or replacements of products they may be using;
  • notifying the appropriate government authority if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse or neglect and make this disclosure as authorized or required by law;
  • notifying the coroner of a patient’s death;
  • notifying emergency response employees regarding possible exposure to HIV/AIDS, to the extent necessary to comply with state and federal law;
  • notifying multidisciplinary personnel teams relevant to the prevention, identification, management, or treatment of an abused child and the child’s parents or an abused elder or dependent adult.

Health Oversight Activities.We may disclose health information to governmental, licensing, auditing, and accrediting agencies as authorized or required by law.

Lawsuits and Other Legal Actions.In connection with lawsuits or other legal proceedings, we may disclose health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena, warrant, summons or other lawful process.

**We may disclose mental health information to courts, attorneys and court employees in the course of conservatorship, writ and certain other judicial or administrative proceedings.

Law Enforcement.We may release health information to law enforcement officials as follows:

  • as needed for the protection of certain elected officials, others and their families, as required by law;
  • for the protection of persons when necessary to protect them from a serious danger of violence
  • when requested at the time of a patient’s involuntary hospitalization;
  • when reporting that a patient, while hospitalized, has been a victim or perpetrator of certain specified crimes;
  • when requested by an officer who lodges a warrant with the facility
  • to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, certain escapees and certain missing persons;
  • in response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process;