Patients Privacy / Patients Rights
Your privacy is paramount at Chambers Memorial Hospital. For our complete notice of privacy practices, PLEASE CLICK TO VIEW.
Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule — called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals’ privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used. Within HHS, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has responsibility for implementing and enforcing the Privacy Rule with respect to voluntary compliance activities and civil money penalties.
A major goal of the Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public’s health and wellbeing. The Rule strikes a balance that permits important uses of information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing. Given that the health care marketplace is diverse, the rule is designed to be flexible and comprehensive to cover the variety of uses and disclosures that need to be addressed. Chambers Memorial Hospital and its associated clinics follow all state and federal regulations pertaining to the HIPAA privacy rule.
Please refer to our Patient Rights Page (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) for more information regarding your patient rights at Chambers Memorial Hospital.