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Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other healthcare professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.
Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage, such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, your health plan may request and receive information on dates of service, the services provided, and the medical condition being treated.
Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of GreyStone Laboratories. For example, the information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality control.
Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law-enforcement investigations, and to comply with government-mandated reporting.
Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. For example, we are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state’s public health department.
Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information, you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision to revoke your authorization. Without your authorization, we are expressly prohibited to use or disclose your protected health information for marketing purposes when financial remuneration is involved. We may not sell your protected health information without your authorization. We may not use or disclose any of your protected health information that contains genetic information that will be used for underwriting purposes.
You have certain rights under federal privacy standards. These include:
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this “Notice of Privacy Practices.”
We also are required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice. In the event of a breach of unsecured protected health information, if your information has been compromised, it is our duty to notify you.
You may generally inspect or copy the protected health information that we maintain. As permitted be federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information by submitted in writing. You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting our Administrative Assistant or our Privacy Officer. Your request will be reviewed and will generally be approved unless there are legal or medical reasons to deny the request.
If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to:
GreyStone Laboratories – ATTN: Privacy Officer
8404 Sterling St. STE A
Irving, TX 75063
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the same address.
This notice is effective on or after July 19, 2021.