HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice
How We Collect Information About You:
South Coast Urogynecology and its employees and collect data through the following but not limited to the submission of the Health and Physical (H&P) registration forms, letters, phone calls, emails, and office notes either required by law, or necessary to process requests for medical care through our organization.
What We Do Not Do With Your Information:
Information about your financial status and medical conditions and care that you provide to us in writing, by phone, via email (including information left on voice mails), contained in or attached to your medical chart, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in the strictest confidence. We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or disseminate any information about patients or clients who receive our services that is considered patient confidential, is restricted by law, or has been specifically restricted by a patient or client.
How We Do Use Your Information:
Information is only used as is reasonably necessary to provide you with health care services which may require communication between South Coast Urogynecology providers, medical produce or service providers, pharmacies, insurance companies, and other providers necessary to: verify your medical information is accurate; determine the type of medical supplies or any health care services you need including but not limited to; or to obtain or purchase any type of medical supplies, devices, medications, insurance.
If you apply or attempt to apply to receive assistance through us and provide information with the intent of purpose of fraud or that results in either an actual crime of fraud for any reason including willful or un-willful acts of negligence whether information can be given to legal authorities including police, investigators, courts, and/or attorneys or other legal professionals, as well as any other information as permitted by law.
Information We Do Not Collect:
Limited Right to Use Non-Identifying Personal Information
From Biographies, Letters, Notes, and Other Sources: Any pictures, stories, letters, biographies, correspondence, or thank you notes sent to us become the exclusive property of South Coast Urogynecology. We reserve the right to use non-identifying information about our patients or clients (those who receive services or goods from or through us) for fundraising and promotional purposes that are directly related to our mission.
Clients will not be compensated for use of this information and no identifying information (photos, addresses, phone numbers, contact information, last names or uniquely identifiable names) will be used without client’s express advance permission.
You may specifically request that NO information be used whatsoever for promotional purposes, but you must identify any requested restrictions in writing. We respect your right to privacy and assure you no identifying information or photos that you send to us will ever be publicly used without your direct or indirect consent.