Any other use or disclosure of PHI, other than those listed above, will only be made with your written authorization. You may revoke your authorization at any time, in writing, except to the extent that we have already used or disclosed medical information in reliance on that authorization.
Patient Rights: As a patient, you have a number of rights with respect to your PHI, including:
The right to access, copy or inspect your PHI. This means you may inspect and copy most of the medical information about you that we maintain. We will normally provide you with access to this information within 30 days of your request. We may also charge you a reasonable fee for you to copy any medical information that you have the right to access. In limited circumstances, we may deny you access to your medical information, and you may appeal certain types of denials. We have available forms to request access to your PHI and we will provide a written response if we deny you access and let you know your appeal rights. You also have the right to receive confidential communications of your PHI. If we maintain your medical information in electronic format, then you have a right to obtain a copy of that information in electronic format. If you wish to inspect and copy your medical information, you should contact our Privacy Officer.
The right to amend your PHI. You have the right to ask us to amend written medical information that we may have about you. We will generally amend your information within 60 days of your request and notify you when we have amended the information. We are permitted by law to deny your request to amend your medical information only in certain circumstances, like when we believe the information you have asked us to amend is correct. If you wish to request that we amend medical information that we have about you, contact our Privacy Officer.
The right to request an accounting. You may request an accounting from us of certain disclosures of your medical information that we have made in the six years prior to the date of your request. We are not required to give you an accounting of information we have used or disclosed for purposes of treatment or health care operations, or when we share your health information with our business associates, like a medical facility from/to which we have transported you. We are also not required to give you an accounting of our uses of protected health information for which you have already given us written authorization. If you wish to request an accounting, contact our Privacy Officer.
The right to request that we restrict the uses and disclosures of your PHI. You have the right to request that we restrict how we use and disclose your medical information that we have about you. The Village is not required to agree to any restrictions you request, but any restrictions agreed to by us in writing are binding. However, if the information you ask us to restrict is needed to provide you with emergency treatment, then we may disclose the PHI to a healthcare provider to provide you with emergency treatment.
The right to notice of a breach of unsecured protected health information. If there is a breach of unsecured PHI we will notify you by first class mail sent to the most recent address we have on file. If you prefer to be notified about breaches by electronic mail, please contact the Privacy Officer. You may also withdraw your agreement to receive notice by e-mail at any time by contacting the Privacy Officer.
Internet, Electronic Mail, and the Right to Obtain Copy of Paper Notice on Request. You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. Please make any such request in writing specifying how or where you wish to be contacted. We will accommodate reasonable requests.
If you allow us, we will forward you this Notice by electronic mail instead of on paper and you may always request a paper copy of the Notice.
Revisions to the Notice: The Village reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice at any time, and the changes will be effective immediately and will apply to all protected health information that we maintain. Any material changes to the Notice will be promptly posted in our facilities and posted to our web site, if we maintain one. You can get a copy of the latest version of this Notice by contacting our Privacy Officer.
Your Legal Rights and Complaints: You also have the right to complain to us, or to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You will not be retaliated against in any way for filing a complaint with us or to the government. Should you have any questions, comments or complaints, you may direct all inquiries to our Privacy Officer.
Privacy Officer Contact Information:
Privacy Officer, Legal Department, Village of Arlington Heights, 33 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005; 847/368-5000
Effective Date of the Notice: March 9, 2011- Revised September 23, 2013