SYHealth HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices ENG June 2020 - Page 7

• Military and Veterans: If you are or were a member of the armed forces, we may release Health Information about you to military command authorities as authorized or required by law. • Law Enforcement: We may disclose health information purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena. • Health Oversight Agencies and Public Health Authorities: If a member of our work force or a BA believes in good faith that we have engaged in unlawful conduct or violated professional or clinical standards and are potentially endangering one or more patients, workers, and/or the public, they may disclose your health information to health oversight agencies and/or public health authorities, such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Other uses and disclosures not described in this notice shall only be made with your prior written authorization which authorization may be “revoked” by you at any time by providing us with written notice of your revocation. YOUR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THE ONES DESCRIBED ABOVE WE MAY ONLY USE OR DISCLOSE YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION WHEN YOU GIVE US YOUR WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION. • Highly Confidential Information: Federal and state law require special privacy protections for certain highly confidential information about you (“Highly Confidential Information”), including your health information that is maintained in psychotherapy notes or is about: (1) mental health and developmental disabilities services; (2) alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment and referral; (3) HIV/AIDS testing, diagnosis or treatment; (4) communicable disease(s); (5) genetic testing; (6) child abuse and neglect; (7) domestic or elder abuse; or (8) sexual assault. In order for your Highly Confidential Information to be disclosed for a purpose other than those permitted by law, your written authorization is required. EXAMPLES REQUIRING YOUR AUTHORIZATION PRIOR TO DISCLOSURE • Psychotherapy Notes: Your prior written authorization is required before we may disclose health information contained in psychotherapy notes (except for treatment, payment, and health care purposes, internal training programs, regulatory oversight activities, upon request by coroner’s office, when otherwise required by law, and in defense against legal actions). • Marketing Purposes: Your prior written authorization is required before we may disclose health information for marketing purposes. • Sales purposes: Your prior written authorization is required before we may disclose health information for sales purposes. SYHealth does not participate in the sale of PHI. SYHealth | HIPAA - NPP 6