This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to all facilities of BHS including:
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.
Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. (BHS) and all the programs inclusive of it are required by federal law to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information and to provide notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to Protected Health Information.
BHS may access, use, and share medical information without your consent for purposes of:
There are certain uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information that require your authorization. Among them are:
NOTE: HIV-related information, genetic information, alcohol and/or substance abuse records, mental health records and other specially protected health information may have special confidentiality protections under applicable State and Federal law and require your consent before being shared. Nothing in this Notice of Privacy Practices is intended to, or shall limit, your rights as provided by State law.
Other uses and disclosures not described in this notice will be made only WITH authorization from you. You may revoke this authorization at any time as provided by 45 CFR 164.508(b)(5).
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Behavioral Health Specialists, Inc. reserves the right to amend this Notice at any time in the future; 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 website.
This notice fulfills the “Notice” requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Final Privacy Rule. If you have any questions about any part of this Notice of Privacy Practice or desire to have further information concerning information practices at BHS, please direct them in writing to: BHS HIPAA Privacy Officer, 900 W. Norfolk Ave., Suite 200, Norfolk, NE 68701, or by phone at 402-370-3140.
Last Updated on: 3/10/2016