Notice of Privacy Practices
Bruce J. Watkins, MD
This Notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information as follows without your permission:
For treatment purposes:
To obtain payment:
For health care operations:
When required by law:
For public health activities:
For health oversight activities
For activities related to death:
To avert a threat to health or safety:
For specific government functions:
For workers' compensation purposes:
For fundraising purposes:
Uses and Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information That Offer You an Opportunity to Object
In patient directories:
To your family, friends or others involved in your care:
Uses and Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information That Require Your Consent
For research purposes
For marketing purposes:
Of psychotherapy notes:
For any other purposes not described in this Notice. Without your permission, we will not use or disclose your health information under any circumstances that are not described in this Notice.
To request that we correct your Protected Health Information:
To request a restriction on the use or disclosure of your Protected Health Information:
To request confidential communication methods:
To find out what disclosures have been made:
To receive notice if your records have been breached:
UWM will notify you if there has been an acquisition, access, use or disclosure of your Protected Health Information in a manner not allowed under the law and which we are required by law to report to you. We will review any suspected breach to determine the appropriate response under the circumstances.
To obtain a paper copy of this Notice:
If you have any questions about these rights, please contact us.
How to Complain about Our Privacy Practices
If you think we may have violated your privacy rights, or if you disagree with a decision, we made about your Protected Health Information, you may file a complaint with our Privacy Officer by writing to Bruce Watkins.
You may also file a complaint with the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services by writing to 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20201 or by calling 1-877-696-6775.
We will take no action against you if you make a complaint to either or both of these persons.
This Notice is effective on September 09, 2019.