Angel Kids Pediatrics
Policies, Fees & Forms
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act, approved by Congress in 1996, provides patients with uniform access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. It also requires health care providers to safeguard the security and confidentiality of medical records. Full information about the Act is provided on the US Department of Health & Human Services web site.
Angel Pediatrics has taken all required steps to be in compliance with HIPAA regulations. We have adopted a privacy plan and trained our employees on its procedures. We have identified an employee who is responsible for ensuring that the procedures are implemented and up-to-date with current regulations. We have adopted an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system that is certified in compliance with the Act. In short, we take our obligations very seriously.
An important aspect of HIPAA is patient notification. When you first visit our offices, you will be asked to read and acknowledge receiving a copy of the following guidelines. Please read them carefully and feel free to ask any questions about how your child's medical records will be maintained.
Notice of Privacy Policies and Practices (effective September 1, 2004)
Angel Kids Pediatrics is committed to protecting our patients' privacy. The confidentiality of our patients is of greatest concern to our physician and employees alike. This notice details how our practice collects, handles, and protects personal information about our patients. This policy will be distributed to all patients and will also be available for viewing at our web site. We will review this policy on an annual basis and monitor our compliance with this policy. Should it be necessary to revise this policy more often due to circumstances, we will do so in a timely fashion.
Information we collect and maintain
We collect non-public personal information about:
How we protect your information
Our staff is trained to adhere to the following privacy measures with regards to Protected Health Information (PHI):
Information we may disclose and purpose
No PHI will be released without proper written consent from the patient or parent or guardian of the minor patient, unless the request is during an emergency. Occasions for release of PHI are the following:
Our patients have the following rights to privacy and respect regarding their personal information:
Any privacy issue complaints should be directed to the Privacy Officer. If satisfaction is not received, the patient may notify the Department of Health & Human Services.