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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.
Inc. Laboratory of Personalized Health (LPH) Privacy Practices
As a healthcare provider who provides laboratory testing to ordering physicians,
LPH is committed to protecting the confidentially of your Protected Health Information (PHI) as described under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We have provided this Notice to you to describe our privacy practices relating to PHI. LPH will only use or disclose your PHI as detailed below.
All information and materials provided to us by clients and all test results are held in strict confidence and stored in monitored, secured facilities under the supervision of trained personnel.
information of any kind will not be released to a third party without
express written instructions. We are required to provide de-identified
information of a statistical nature to our accrediting agencies and
reserve the right to use such anonymous information for research purposes.
Use and Disclosure of PHI Related to LPH and Health Care Operations
LPH collects PHI in the process of providing treatment, payment, or health care operations. Under HIPAA, LPH is not required to obtain your consent or authorization prior to using or disclosing your PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations.
and Disclosures with your Authorization
LPH cannot use your PHI for anything other than the reasons mentioned above, without your written and signed authorization form. The authorization form is a written document signed by you giving us permission to use or disclose your PHI for the purposes you specifically set forth in the authorization.
In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your PHI. However, federal law, (specifically federal regulations governing laboratories) and certain state laws provide that LPH cannot report test results directly to a patient. You must make the written request for such PHI to your healthcare provider and they will forward this request to LPH. LPH will coordinate such disclosure with your healthcare provider by forwarding your PHI to your healthcare provider, who will in turn provide you with the information that was requested.
to this Notice
We reserve the right to change this notice and to make the necessary provisions in our notice for all PHI we maintain. When changes are made we will publish a revised notice. This notice will be present on our website at www.genomas.net.
Questions or Concerns
If you have questions or any concerns, please contact our privacy officer at:
Laboratory of Personalized Health
c/o Privacy Officer
67 Jefferson Street
Hartford, CT 06106