Manatee Family Dental is required by law to maintain the privacy and comfort in geology of our patients protected health information. We take this duty very seriously. We are also bound by law to provide our patients with legal duties and privacy practices with respect to their protected health information. That is part of the purpose of this notice.
Disclosure of Patient Health Care Information
In connection with treatment, we may disclose patient healthcare information to other healthcare professionals within our practice for the purpose of treatment, payment or healthcare operations.
We may disclose patient health information to insurance providers for the purpose of payment or healthcare operations.
We may disclose patient of health information is necessary to comply with state Worker’s Compensation laws.
We may disclose patient health information to notify or assist in a notifying a family member, or another person responsible for patient care about patient medical condition or in the event of an emergency.
As required by law, we may disclose patient health information to public health authorities for purpose related to: preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability, report child abuse or neglect, report domestic violence, reporting of the food and drug administration problems with products and reactions to medications, and reporting disease and or infection exposure.
We may disclose patient health information in the course of any administrative or judicial proceeding.
We may disclose patient health information to a law-enforcement official for purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person, complying with a court order or subpoena and other law-enforcement purposes.
We may disclose patient health information to corners or medical examiners.
We may disclose patient health information to organizations involved and procuring, banking, or transplanting organs and tissue.
We may disclose patient health information to researchers conducted research that has been approved by an Institutional Review Board.
It may be necessary to disclose patient health information to appropriate persons in order to prevent or lessen a serious and adamant threat to the health or safety of a particular person or the general public.
We may disclose patient health information for military, national security, prisoner or government benefits purposes. In the event that Manatee Family Dental is sold or merged with another organization, patient health information/record will become the property of the new owner.
Patient Health Information Rights
You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of you or your child’s patient health information. Please be advised, however, that Manatee Family Dental is not required to agree to the restriction of that request.
You have the right to have your or your child’s health information received or communicated through an alternative method or sent to an alternative location other than the usual method of communication or delivery, upon your request.
You have the right to inspect and copy you or your child’s patient health information.
You have a right to request Manatee Family Dental amend you or your child’s protected health information. Please be advised, however, that Manatee Family Dental is not required to agree to amend patient’s protected information. If you are a request to amend patient health information has been denied, you’ll be provided with an explanation of our denial reason(s) and the information about how you can disagree with the denial. You have the right to receive and accounting of disclosures of you or your child protected health information made by Manatee Family Dental.
You have the right to a paper copy of this notice of privacy practices at any time upon your request.
Manatee Family Dental reserves the right to amend this notice of privacy practices at any time in the future and will make the new provisions affective for all information that it maintains. Until such amendment is made, Manatee Family Dental is required by law to comply with this notice.
If you have any questions about any part of this notice or if you want more information about patient privacy rights, please contact Dr Sharp by calling this office at 941-749-7638. If Dr Sharp is not available you may make an appointment for a personal conference in person or by telephone.
If you wish, you may submit a formal complaint to: DHHS of Civil Rights
200 Independence Ave, S.W.
Room 509F HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201