Privacy Notice

Benzie – Leelanau District Health Department Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

Understanding Your Health Record/Information

Each time you visit the health department a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains personal health information including your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. Your record may also include reports from other healthcare providers and other data about your medical care. This confidential information is protected under both state and federal laws.

Our Responsibilities

We are required by Federal law, including Federal Privacy Rules, to:
  • Maintain the privacy of your health information,
  • Provide you with notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to health information we collect and maintain about you,
  • Abide by the terms of this notice, subject to the following reservation of rights. ·

We reserve the right to change our health information practices and the terms of this notice, and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain, including health information created or received prior to the effective date of any such revised notice. Should our health information practices change, we will post and/or provide a revised notice. We will not use or disclose your health information without your consent or authorization, except as described in this notice.

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