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How PRI Protects Your Privacy
There are several state and federal laws requiring PRI to protect its patients’ personal health information. The most comprehensive regulations were issued under HIPAA. In addition to the laws, there are detailed regulations that are issued from time to time to clarify the law. These regulations are updated as needed.
When the Law Permits Use and Disclosure
HIPAA permits PRI to use and disclose your personal health information for purposes of treatment and payment, and for a number of health care operations without first obtaining your authorization. There are other limited circumstances when PRI may use and disclose your personal health information without your authorization, such as for public health, regulatory and law enforcement activities.
Whether personal health information is used or disclosed with or without your authorization, PRI uses and discloses personal health information only to those persons who need to know and only the minimum amount necessary to perform the required activity.
Your Privacy Rights
The law also gives you some rights to access, copy and amend your personal health information. You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your personal health information. You also have the right to obtain information about how and when your personal health information has been used and disclosed.
PLEASE NOTE: PRI MAY USE SOME INFORMATION TO CREATE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO BOTH PRI AND ITS PROVIDER AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATE PARTNERS FOR RESEARCH AND OTHER PURPOSES (“De-identified Data”). ALL DE-IDENTIFIED DATA WILL BE USED AS LARGE DATA SET. Your personal health data will never be used, if at all, for these purposes unless all identifying information about you has been removed.