Notice of Confidentiality
Information regarding your healthcare, including payment for healthcare, is protected by two federal laws: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164, and the Confidentiality Law, 42 U.S.C. § 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2. Under these laws, we may not communicate to a person outside of the Program that clients attend the Program, nor may we disclose any information identifying clients as an alcohol or drug abuser, or disclose any other protected information except as permitted by law. The law allows us to share information with your caregivers, your insurance companies, and financially responsible people.
A statement explaining client’s personal rights and information about making complaints is attached hereto in the Admissions Agreement. Clients acknowledge that they have been personally advised of, and given at admission, a copy of this statement explaining personal rights and information about making complaints.
As a participant in the Program, clients may become aware of protected health information relating to other participants in the Program, including, but not limited to, the fact that an individual is a participant of the Program. Clients understand and acknowledge that protected health information about other participants is personal, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of any such information, whether written or oral, that they may become aware of as a result of client’s participation in the Program. Client understands that violating this provision may result in discharge and termination from the Program.