To protect the privacy of patient records and to meet general patient expectations, Solutions Health & Pregnancy Center “Solutions” assumes obligations that are consistent with the HIPAA Privacy Rules.
- All patient health information will be kept secure. Electronic records will be password-protected. Other records will be maintained in secure files and kept under lock and key. Internal access to individual health information will be limited to those personnel who have a reasonable need to use such patient health information.
- Each patient will be given written notice about the way in which health information may be used or disclosed by Solutions, including a description of the instances in which advance authorization for use or disclosure may or may not be sought and a description of the steps that the patient may exercise with respect to her/his own health information.
- Written authorization will be obtained from each patient for any use or disclosure of health information for which such prior authorization is warranted as described above.
- Any outside disclosure of health information will be limited only to that minimum amount of information that is reasonably necessary to accomplish the specific purposes(s) of the disclosure.