Holistic Healing Services and Wellness Center is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health care information, to provide you with a notice of HHWC legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health care information and to notify affected individuals if there should be a breach of unsecured health information held by HHWC.
Holistic Healing Services and Wellness Center may use your health care information for purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations. Please note that records could be obtained by the court system or for medical emergency. All other information will be disclosed by signing an authorization form.
Any information which is contained in client records maintained by Holistic Healing Services and Wellness Center and which HHWC obtains for the purpose of or uses in connection with treatment, diagnosis or referral with respect to abuse of alcohol or drugs is protected by Federal law and regulations. Generally, HHWC may not say to a person outside of HHWC that a client has requested, is receiving or has received such services and may not disclose any such protected information (including protected information that identifies a client as an alcohol or drug abuser), Unless: (1) The client consents in writing; (2)The disclosure is allowed by a court order; or (3) The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation. Violation of the Federal law and regulations by a covered program is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to appropriate authorities in accordance with Federal regulations. Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a client either on HHWC premises or against any person who works for HHWC or about any threat to commit such a crime. Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under State law to appropriate State or local authorities. (See 42 U.S.C. 290dd-3 and 42 U.S.C. 290ee-3 for Federal laws and 42 CFR part 2 for Federal regulations.)