Notice of Privacy Practices
Understanding Your Privacy Rights: A Summary of Fairfax Medical Facilities’ Privacy Practices.
The Notice of Privacy Practices document from Fairfax Medical Facilities Inc. outlines how personal medical information may be used and disclosed, as well as patient rights in accessing this information. It defines key terms such as Protected Health Information (PHI) and explains the roles of Privacy Officers and Business Associates in handling PHI. The notice details specific scenarios where PHI may be used or disclosed without patient authorization, including for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations, while emphasizing the legal obligation to protect patient privacy. Patients are also informed about their rights regarding PHI, including the right to inspect, amend, and request restrictions on the use of their information.