This notice describes how your medical information may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
Please review it carefully
We are legally required to protect the privacy of information that is related to your health care that can be used to identify you. This information is called “protected health information” or PHI for short. PHI includes information that we have created or received about you and your health condition. We are required by law to provide you with this Privacy Notice that explains our privacy practices and how, when, and why we use and/or disclose your PHI.
This notice will tell you about the ways in which the Loomis Communities may use and disclose the medical information it has about you. We are required to abide by the terms of this notice. We reserve the right to change our privacy policies and the terms of this notice at any time, and to make the new provisions effective for all PHI we maintain. Before any important policy change goes into effect, we will change this notice. The new notice will be posted on our bulletin boards for public viewing, and also on our website, www.LoomisCommunities.org.
You may request a copy of this notice at any time by contacting the Administrative Assistant at Loomis House, Loomis Village, Applewood, or Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing.
Personal information about you, your medical history and health care treatment may be recorded, either on paper or in computer files, as part of providing you with health care. This information is vital to the normal business operation of the Loomis Communities, and is necessary in order to provide you and others with the highest quality health care.
Although your health record is the physical property of Loomis Communities, the information in your health record belongs to you. You have the following rights with respect to your PHI:
If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact the Loomis Communities’ Privacy Officer at (413) 588-5103.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint with the Loomis Communities or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) at 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20201 or by sending HHS an e-mail at HHS.MAIL@hhs.gov. We will not take retaliatory action against you if you file a complaint about our privacy practices.