We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health and financial information that identifies you.Health information is individually identifiable if it contains any of the following:
Geographic subdivisions smaller than a state
Dates (except year) directly related to an individual, including birth date, health care service admission or discharge dates, date of death, and all ages over 89 and all elements of dates (including year) indicative of such age, unless aggregated into a single category of ages over 89
Social security numbers
Medical record numbers
Health plan beneficiary numbers
Certificate/Driver’s license numbers
Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers
Device identifiers and serial numbers
Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs)
Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers
Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints
Full face photographic images and any comparable images
Any other unique identifying number, characteristic or code
PHI that is either transmitted by electronic media or maintained in electronic media is referred to as electronic protected health information, or ePHI.
We are also required to give you this Notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This Notice takes effect June 13, 2009, and will remain in effect until we replace it. We may change our privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at any time, provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. We may make the changes in our privacy practices and the new terms of our Notice effective for all health information that we maintain, including health information we created or received before we made the changes. We will post a copy of our notice in our office and on our websites www.24hourdentist.com. And www.1800emergencydentist.com.The effective date of the Notice is provided above.
You may request a copy of our Notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, or for additional copies of this Notice, please contact the Privacy Officer whose contact information is provided at the end of this Notice.