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Face First HIPPA Policy

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Your rights under HIPPA:

  1. Right to Authorize Use and Disclosure. An individual has the right to authorize the use and disclosure of his/her protected health information that is not permitted by HIPPA to be done without his/her express permission.
  2. Right to Access. An individual has the right to access his/her protected information.
  3. Right to Designate a Personal Representative. An individual has the right to direct the healthcare provider to transmit protected health information about him/herself directly to another person or entity designated by the individual.
  4. Right to Notice of Privacy Practices. An individual has the right to be informed of a healthcare provider’s privacy practices as well as his/her rights to his/her protected health information.
  5. Right to Amendments. An individual (or other healthcare provider) has the right to request that a healthcare provider correct any inaccurate or incomplete protected health information.
  6. Right to Accounting of Disclosures. An individual has the right to obtain an accounting of any disclosures made of his/her protected health information from his/her healthcare provider (with certain exceptions).
  7. Right to Restrictions. An individual has the right to request that a healthcare provider restrict use or disclosure of his/her protected health information.
  8. Right to Confidential Communications. An individual has the right to the confidentiality of communications regarding his/her protected health information.
  9. Right to Make Complaints. An individual has the right to make a complaint to the healthcare provider and/or the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) should he/she believe that HIPPA is not being upheld.