HIPAA & Privacy
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All patients of Central Alabama Radiation Oncology have rights established by a federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The rights provided to you by HIPAA are summarized as follows:
• You may ask for and receive your medical records at any time;
• If your health information is incorrect, you may ask that it be revised;
• You are entitled to receive a notice telling you how your information is used and/or shared;
• You may decide if you want your information to be shared for certain purposes;
• You may ask for a report on when and why your health information was shared;
• You may ask to be reached somewhere other than home;
• You may request that your information not be shared and
• You may file complaints.
Central Alabama Radiation Oncology also believes that we have responsibilities to our patients’ privacy in other ways.
• Only certain authorize personnel are allowed to access medical records.
• Patients’ privacy is respected during interviews or examination.
• We will be discreet when leaving messages for you.
• No one may obtain your medical record without necessary authorization.
• If you find any inaccuracy in your records, you may request that it be corrected.
For the full text of our HIPAA/Privacy notice, click here.