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Southern California Presbyterian Homes, dba be.group
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective Date: September 1, 2013
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact your Administrator or The be.group Privacy Officer by dialing the main facility number.
During the course of providing services and care to you, The be.group gathers, creates, and maintains certain information about you that identifies who you are and relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental condition, the provision of health care to you, and payment for your health care services. This information is defined as your individually identifiable health information. It is protected under federal and state law, and in the law is called “protected health information” or “PHI”. For the purpose of this Notice we will refer to this information as your “personal health information”.
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we protect the privacy of your personal health information, the ways we are legally permitted or required to use and disclose it, the circumstances under which we will ask for your written authorization to disclose this information to others, and your rights with respect to your personal health information.
You have the right to receive a paper copy of this Notice, or an electronic copy, or both.
We are required by federal and state law to maintain the privacy, confidentiality, and security of your personal health information. We are also required by law to provide you with a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices and, if you wish, an electronic copy, so that you know about our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your personal health information. We will abide by the terms of this Notice of Privacy Practices.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We reserve the right to change this Notice. The revised Notice will be effective for any personal health information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. The current Notice will be given to you either in paper copy or electronic copy at your current e-mail address, and also it will be posted in the buildings of the community where you reside.
USE AND DISCLOSURE WITH YOUR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION
Your written authorization will be obtained before we use or disclose your personal health information unless a particular use or disclosure is expressly permitted or required by law without your authorization.
We have prepared an authorization form for you to use that allows us to use or disclose your personal health information in ways that are not expressly permitted or required by law. You are not required to sign the form as a condition to obtaining treatment or other health-related services.
If you submit a written authorization to us, you may revoke it at any time simply by submitting a written request for us to terminate the authorization. We will not use or disclose your personal health information after that except where we have already relied on your authorization or where using or disclosing your personal health information is specifically permitted or required by law.
USES AND DISCLOSURES:
Permissive Disclosures: At our discretion and where permitted by law, we may use or disclose your personal health information without your written authorization. Following are the circumstances in which we are permitted to use or disclosure this information:
We may use or disclose your personal health information to provide you with or enable another health care provider to give you treatment, care and services. For example, we may disclose your health information to health care providers who are involved in your care to assist them in your diagnosis and treatment. We may also disclose your personal health information to individuals who will be involved in your care if you are no longer a resident/client. And, we may share this information within our workforce so they can provide you with care and services.
We may use your personal health information for health care operations at the facility, or the be.group community where you reside, and at our Home Office. Health care operations are those activities necessary to manage the facility, provide you with senior care and housing services, and monitor the outcomes of our care and services.
We may disclose your personal health information to any government or private agency, such as to the California Department of Public Health and the California Community Care Licensing Division, or to any other entity that is responsible for licensing or accrediting the community. The oversight activities of these entities may include, but are not necessarily limited to, audits; civil, administrative, or criminal investigations; inspections; licensure or disciplinary actions; civil, administrative, or criminal proceedings or actions; or other activities necessary for appropriate oversight.
We enable our employees to provide basic information about you to persons who ask for you by name and to members of the clergy. Unless you provide us with a written request to opt-out of this disclosure, we may disclose your name, your location in our Community, and your general condition, including whether you are hospitalized or if you died, to anyone who asks for you by your name.
Unless you notify the community that you object, we may disclose certain general information about you, such as your life activities, present interests, birthday, location if hospitalized, and your death, to other residents and staff within the community where you reside. We include your name and location in our community’s internal special directory to allow staff to provide certain basic information to persons who ask for you by name or to members of the clergy who serve the facility.
Unless you specifically object, we may disclose to a family member, other relative, a close personal friend, or to any other person identified by you, any personal health information they may need in order to be involved with your care or to pay for services related to your care and residence fees. We may also disclose your personal health information to these same individuals to notify them of your location, general condition, or death.
We are required to disclose your personal health information to a public or private entity that is authorized to assist in disaster relief efforts, and we may use it to notify your family of your location, general condition, or death.
We may from time to time contract with certain individuals or entities for services that enable us to better serve you. These are referred to as “business associates”. In order for a business associate to perform their duties for us, we may disclosure your personal health information to them either electronically or in hard copy. These entities are required by law to keep your personal health information confidential and protected from unauthorized disclosure in the same way that we are required to do.
We may use or disclose your personal health information in order to make possible face-to-face communications with you about a service or product, to provide you with written information about such a service or product, for a research project for which we might be paid for the project itself and not for transmission of health information, or for a business associate to provide you with a promotional gift of nominal value. We may communicate with you via newsletters, mail outs, or other means regarding health related information, wellness programs, or other activities our communities are participating in.
The be.group and its affiliated foundation(s) may use certain information to contact you as part of our effort to raise funds in support of our Mission. We may also disclose your personal health information to business associates who help us perform fundraising activities. We may only disclose your name and address. You may notify us in writing if you would like to opt-out of such disclosures.
We may disclose your personal health information without your written authorization and receive payment for it, in the following situations:
If we have any questions about whether the disclosure of your personal health information is permissible by law in exchange for payment, we will obtain your written authorization with an explanation of why the disclosure is necessary.
We may disclose your personal health information for research purposes only when an outside Institutional Review Board overseeing the research approves the disclosure of the information without a written authorization. The disclosure of your personal health information for research purposes or for any other purpose permitted by law will not be considered to be a “sale” if the only money received by us or our business associate is a reasonable, cost-based fee to cover the cost to prepare and provide the information, or a fee otherwise expressly permitted by other law(s).
We may disclose your personal health information to hospital medical staffs to aid in the credentialing of applicants and in the peer review of members who have provided care or services to you.
We may disclose your personal health information following your death to an organ procurement agency or tissue bank in order to aid in using your organs or tissues in transplantation.
We may disclose personal health information to a funeral director so that they can carry out their duties on your behalf.
We may use or disclose your personal health information to remind you about appointments.
We may use or disclose your personal health information to inform you about treatment alternatives or health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
We allow employees to share your personal health information with one another to the extent necessary to permit them to perform their duties on your behalf. We teach our employees how to prevent unnecessary or extraneous communications that could violate the privacy and confidentiality of your personal health information.
If you are a military veteran, we may use and disclose to the Department of Veterans Affairs such personal health information as is necessary to determine whether you are eligible for certain benefits.
We may use or disclose your personal health information only as necessary to comply with workers’ compensation law.
As required by law, we may disclose your personal health information to outside persons or entities without your written authorization in the following circumstances:
We disclose personal health information in accordance with an order of a court or of an administrative tribunal of a government agency.
We disclose personal health information in accordance with a valid subpoena issued by a party to adjudication before a court, an administrative tribunal, or a private arbitrator. Reasonable efforts will be made to notify you of a subpoena and of efforts to obtain an order or agreement protecting your personal health information.
We disclose personal health information to law enforcement agencies in accordance with a search warrant, a court order or court-ordered subpoena, or an investigative subpoena or summons.
We disclose personal health information to a coroner to enable him/her to identify a decedent, notify next of kin, or investigate a death that might involve public health concerns, suspicious circumstances, elder abuse, or organ or tissue donation.
We disclose personal health information to the extent necessary to complete any oral or written report as mandated by law in circumstances of suspected or actual elder abuse or domestic violence. Under certain circumstances, we may disclose further personal health information about the resident to aid the investigating agency in performing its duties. We will inform the involved resident about any such disclosure as soon as practicable, unless we believe that informing the resident would place him/her in danger of serious harm or unless it involves informing a person who might be responsible for the abuse and we believe that such action would not be in the resident’s best interest.
We disclose personal health information about a resident to authorized federal officials conducting national security and intelligence activities or as needed to provide protection to the President of the United States, certain other persons or foreign heads of states, or to conduct certain special investigations.
We disclose personal health information about a resident when otherwise required to do so by state or federal law.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION
You have the following rights with respect to your PHI. To exercise your rights, please ask your Administrator for the required form. be.group also has these forms posted on our web site for you to download and print. You may also, ask for a copy of the required form by contacting: be.group, Attention: Privacy Officer, 516 Burchett Street, Glendale, CA 91203, or call (818) 247-0420.
You have the right to inspect and receive a copy of your personal health information maintained by us. This includes the right to have electronic records made available in electronic format to you or to someone whom you designate. In certain circumstances, we may deny your request as permitted by law and if we do, you may request that we have the denial reviewed by an outside, independent licensed health care professional.
You have the right to provide us with a written amendment to your personal health information if it was originally created or is maintained by us. If your request is approved, we will take every reasonable action to ensure that other health care providers involved in your care and treatment also receive a copy of the written amendment. If your request for an amendment is denied, you will receive a written denial that includes the reason(s) for the denial and an opportunity to submit a written statement disagreeing with the denial, which we will maintain in your record along with the written amendment.
You have the right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your personal health information for treatment, payment or health care operations, for providing notifications regarding your identity and status to persons inquiring about or involved in your care, and for disclosure of your personal health information to providers who you have paid for services out of your pocket.
Although we are not required by law to grant your request, if we do grant it, we will comply except in an emergency situation or until the restriction is terminated either by you or by us.
You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your personal health information by a specific means or to a specified recipient or to an alternative location in the event that we cannot deliver the communication to you face to face.
You have the right to receive an accounting of any disclosure of your personal health information for any purpose other than is permissible or mandatory by law. The accounting is limited to only that information created or maintained by the be.group over the six years prior to the date of your request, or for a lesser period as specified in your request.
We are not required to provide an accounting to you of the following disclosures:
You have the right to request and receive a copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices for Personal Health Information in written or electronic form, and to receive an updated Notice if we make any changes to our Privacy Practices.
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint with:
be.group; Attention: Privacy Officer
516 Burchett Street, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 247-0420; Fax: (818) 247-3871
You also have the right to submit a written complaint to:
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Civil Rights, Attention: OCR Regional Manager,
90 7th Street, Suite 4-100, San Francisco, CA 94103
(800) 368-1019 [TDD (800) 537-7697]; Fax: (415) 437-8329.
We will not retaliate against any person who files a complaint to the above person(s).
If you have questions about this Notice or would like further information or explanation about your privacy rights, you may send a written request to us at the address above, or call (818) 247-0420.