Physicians for Women  
Patient Privacy
Patient Privacy
Notice of Privacy Practices

Patient Rights

Under HIPAA, an individual has the following rights with regard to his/her PHI (Protected Health Information):

· The right to consent to or authorize the use and disclosure of PHI.

· The right to receive a copy of the practice?s Notice of Privacy Practices.

· The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of PHI.

· The right to receive confidential communications of PHI.

· The right to inspect and copy PHI.

· The right to request an amendment of PHI.

· The right to an accounting of the disclosures of PHI made by the covered entity for purposes other than TPO (for treatment, payment and healthcare operations).

· The right to complain about alleged violations to the practice and DHHS (Dept. of Health & Human Services).