HIPAA and Your Privacy
Effective April 14, 2003, all health care facilities and physicians will be required to comply with the new federal privacy rules concerning how your health information is shared, stored, and utilized. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule outlines privacy standards that protect your medical record and other health information, and identify your rights and responsibilities. All of your information, including your medical record and computer file, are kept strictly confidential and are not released or disclosed to anyone outside the Summit Medical Group without your permission, except where required by law. The Summit Medical Group considers protecting your privacy an important part of providing you with high-quality care.
If you have any questions regarding these privacy policies, please contact us at 908-277-8686.
- Summit Medical Group's Notice of Privacy Practices
- Health Information Release Form to request that we release a portion of your health information
- Acknowledgement Form to acknowledge receipt of the Privacy Practice and to Designate certain relatives, close friends, and other caregivers disclosure of your health information.
- A government website that provides more information on the HIPAA regulations