Privacy Policy

To establish procedures to be utilized by the Valley View Health Center to protect the privacy, use, and disclosure of consumer Protected Health Information (PHI). These privacy practices are clearly delineated in the Valley View Health Center’s Notice of Privacy Practices. The Valley View Health Center’s Privacy Practices was developed and is used in accordance with all Federal requirements.

 

PROCEDURE: 

  • The privacy practices and requirements of Valley View Health Center are detailed in the Valley View Health Center’s privacy policies and procedures.

  • The privacy practices of the Valley View Health Center are described in the Notice of Privacy Practices.

  • The Notice of Privacy Practices is available to anyone who requests it.

  • The Notice of Privacy Practices will be given to consumers no later than the date of first service delivery (after April 14, 2003). In emergency treatment situations the Notice of Privacy Practices will be provided as soon as it is reasonably practical to do so after the emergency situation has ended. The Notice of Privacy Practices will be revised as needed to reflect any changes in the Valley View Health Center’s privacy practices.

  • Revisions to the Notice of Privacy Practices will be posted in a clear prominent location at the Valley View Health Center and individuals may request a copy of the Notice from the facility.

  • Revisions to the Notice will not be implemented prior to the effective date of the revised Notice.  The Privacy Officer retains copies of the original Notice of Privacy Practices and any subsequent revisions for a period of six (6) years from the date of its creation or when it was last in effect, whichever is later.

  • All staff and business associates of the Valley View Health Center are required to adhere to the Valley View Health Center’s privacy practices as detailed in the Notice of Privacy Practices, privacy policies and procedures, and business associate agreement.

  • Violations of Valley View Health Center’s privacy practices will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or agreements.

  • The Notice is posted in a clear and prominent location in all facilities operated by the Valley View Health Center.

  • The Notice of Privacy Practices is reproduced in the Employee Packet and is reviewed with all current staff annually and with all new staff during their orientation to the Valley View Health Center.

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