NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

This notice describes how your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can obtain access to this information. Please review it carefully.

The Lynn Home for Elderly Persons is required by law to provide you with this Notice so that you will understand how we may use or share your information from your Designated Record Set. The Designated Record Set includes; financial and health information referred to in this notice as “Protected Health Information” (“PHI”) or simply, “Health Information.” We are required to adhere to the terms outlined within this Notice. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact the Administrator.

Effective Date: May 7, 2019.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTH RECORD AND INFORMATION

Each time you are admitted to a facility or visit a medical office, a record of your plan of care and treatment is made. Typically, this information is comprised of information about your medical condition, the treatment that you were provided with and payment for treatments and services. We may use and/or disclose this information to:

Understanding what is in your medical record and how your health information is used helps you:

HOW WE MY USE OR DISCLOSE YOUR HEALTH CARE INFORMATION

The following categories describe the ways that we use and disclose your healthcare information. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information will fall into one of these categories.

OTHER ALLOWABLE USES OF YOUR HEALTH CARE INFORMATION

HIPAA/PRIVACY

HIPAA/PRIVACY

OTHER USES OF HEALTH INFORMATION

Other uses or disclosures of your healthcare information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to the Lynn Home for Elderly Persons will be made only with your written permission, which may be revoked, in writing, at any time. If you do choose to revoke permission, we will no longer disclose health information about you for the reasons covered by written authorization. You understand that the Lynn home will be unable to take back any disclosures that we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of care and services that we have provided to you.

RIGHTS REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

Although your health records are property of the Lynn home for Elderly Persons, the information belongs to you. You have the following rights regarding your health information.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

The Lynn home for Elderly Persons has a right to amend this Notice. We reserve the right to make the revised changes Notice effective for health information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. The Home will post a copy of the current Notice within the facility. The Notice will specify effective date on the first page, end of first paragraph. In addition, if this material changes are made to this Notice, the Notice will contain an effective date of revisions and copies may be obtained by contacting the Administrator.

COMPLAINTS

If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the Lynn Home for Elderly Persons and/ or with the Secretary of the Department of Public Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the Lynn Home, contact the Administrator. All complaints must be submitted in writing.