Lake Cumberland District Health Department
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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.
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:
In the case of fundraising:
We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.
How do we typically use or share your health information? We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.
Run our organization
Bill for your services
How else can we use or share your health information? We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways — usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Your Rights Under HIPAA.
Help with public health and safety issues
We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:
Comply with the law
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.
Effective Date of this Notice: September 23, 2013
This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to the following organizations:
All County Health Department of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department including those in: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor and Wayne.
HIPAA Compliance Officer, 606-678-476
Click here to read the statutes that govern health departments in Kentucky: Health Department Statutes.
Click here to read the administrative regulations that govern health departments in Kentucky: Health Department Administrative Regulations.
Other Applicable Laws/Regulations
Open Records/Open Meetings
902 KAR 8:150 Section 5 6 requires health boards to comply with Kentucky Open Meetings Laws (KRS 61.805 to 61.850). For a summary of open records requirements, see Your Duty Under the Law of Open Records Meetings; and Managing Government Records; and Open Meetings Summary.
Conflicts of Interest
KAR 8:150 Section 7