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916 Myrtle Avenue
Sturgis, Michigan 490915 USA
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU MAY GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Sturgis Hospital, any Identified Healthcare Partners, all departments and units, any member of our hospital auxiliary group, all associates, and other Hospital personnel are dedicated to protecting your medical information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. Sturgis Hospital is required by law to abide by the terms of this Notice, and we reserve the right to change the terms of this Notice, making any revision applicable to all the protected health information we maintain. If Sturgis Hospital revises the terms of this Notice, it will post a revised notice at the Hospital and will make paper copies of this Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information available upon request.
HOW YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION WILL BE USED AND DISCLOSED: Sturgis Hospital will use your medical information as part of rendering patient care. For example, your medical information may be used by the health care professional treating you, by the business office to process your payment for the services rendered and by administrative personnel reviewing the quality and appropriateness of the care you receive.
Sturgis Hospital may also use and/or disclose your information in accordance with federal and state laws for the following purposes:
Sturgis Hospital will not use or disclose your medical information for any other purpose without your written authorization. Once given, you may revoke your authorization in writing at any time.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION:
You have the following rights with respect to your medical information:
If you would like further information regarding your rights or regarding the uses and disclosures of your medical information, you may contact the Health Information Management Manager.
THIS NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE AS OF 4/14/03.