CCMH is dedicated to protecting your personal health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. CCMH is required by law to abide by the terms of this notice and we reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice, making any revision applicable to all the protected health information we maintain. If CCMH revises the terms of Notice it will post a revised notice at the Hospital, on our website and will make paper copies of the Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information available upon request at any of CCMH's registration areas.
How your Personal Health Information will be used and disclosed:
, Except as outlined below, CCMH will not use or disclose your personal health information for any purpose unless you have signed a form authorizing the use or disclosure. You have the right to revoke that authorization in writing unless we have taken any action in reliance on the authorization.
CCMH will use or disclose your medical information as part of rendering patient care, payment, or healthcare operations. For example, your personal health information may be used by the healthcare professional treating you, by the business office to process your payment for the services rendered and by administrative personnel reviewing the quality and appropriateness of the care you receive. CCMH may contact you to raise funds for the hospital. You have the right to "opt-out" of receiving fundraising materials/communications and may do so by sending your name and address to the Information Privacy Manager, at CCMH together with a statement that you do not wish to receive fundraising materials or communications from us. An example may be that we contact you regarding funds for a renovation/building project at CCMH. CCMH may contact you with appointment reminders. You have the right to request and we will accommodate reasonable requests by you to receive communications regarding your personal health information from us by alternative means or at alternative locations. For example, if you have an appointment in our Outpatient Clinic, CCMH may send you a reminder of that appointment in the mail or sent to a particular address. We will accommodate reasonable requests. CCMH may use your personal health information to communicate with you regarding health products & services necessary for your treatment, to advise you of new products and services we offer, and to provide general health and wellness information. CCMH may disclose personal health information when required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as part of an investigation or determination of the Hospital's compliance with relevant laws. CCMH may disclose personal health information to our Business Associates as part of rendering patient care. Examples may be use of a clearinghouse for billing payers or medical transcription done outside our facility. CCMH maintains a facility directory listing the name, room number, and phone number. Unless you object, CCMH will include this general information in the hospital's facility directory. The directory information will be released to people who ask for you by name. This information will be made available to clergy members. With your approval, CCMH may disclose your personal health information to designated family, friends and others who are involved with your care. If you become incoherent, incapacitated or facing an emergency medical situation, and we determine that limited disclosure may be in your best interest, we may share limited personal health information with such individuals without your approval. CCMH may disclose your personal health information to your employer when we have provided health care to you at the request of your employer to determine workplace-related illness or injury; in most cases you will receive notice that information is disclosed to your employer. CCMH may use or disclose your personal health information for public health activities including the reporting of disease, injury, vital events and the conduct of public health surveillance investigation and/or intervention. CCMH may disclose your personal health information to a health oversight agency (Food & Drug Administration) for oversight activities authorized by law, including audits, investigations, inspections, licensure or displinary actions, and administrative and / or legal proceedings. CCMH may disclose your personal health information in the course of certain judicial or administrative proceedings. An example may be to the release of your personal health information pursuant to a valid subpoena or discovery request; in some cases you will have notice of such release. CCMH may disclose your personal health information for law enforcement purposes or other administrative proceedings. For example, the reporting of suspicious wounds and injuries. CCMH may disclose your personal health information to a coroner, medical examiner or a funeral director. If you are an organ donor CCMH, may disclose your personal health information to an organ donation and procurement organization. CCMH may use or disclose your medical information to prevent or lessen a serious threat to the health or safety of another person or the public. CCMH may disclose your personal health information as authorized by laws relating to worker's compensation or similar programs. CCMH may in limited circumstances use and disclose your personal health information for research purposes. For example, a research organization may wish to compare outcomes of all patients that received a particular drug and will need to review a series of medical records. In all cases where your specific authorization has not been obtained, your privacy will be protected by strict confidentiality requirements applied by an Institutional Review Board or privacy board which oversees the research or by representations of the researchers that limit their use and disclosure of patient information.
Ohio law requires that CCMH obtain consent from residents before disclosing their personal health information to the Long Term Care Ombudsman regarding their stay in our Extended Care facility. CCMH is also required to obtain consent from their patient/s prior to disclosing the performance or results of an HIV test or diagnoses of AIDS or an AIDS-related condition. – less–ZoomInfo