HIPAA Compliance at Newborn Specialists of Tulsa

This Notice explains how Newborn Specialists of Tulsa protects your newborn's health information and your rights under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


What is HIPAA?

HIPAA is a federal law that protects the privacy of your newborn's medical information. This information, called "protected health information" (PHI), includes details about your baby's health, conditions, treatments, and medications.

Our Commitment to HIPAA Compliance

At Newborn Specialists of Tulsa, we take your newborn's privacy very seriously. We have implemented robust measures to ensure your baby's PHI is:

  • Confidentiality: We keep your baby's information confidential and only use it for permitted purposes.
  • Security: We have safeguards in place to protect your baby's PHI from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
  • Training: All Newborn Specialists of Tulsa staff receive regular training on HIPAA regulations and patient privacy practices.

How We Use and Disclose Your Newborn's PHI

We may use and disclose your PHI for the following reasons:

  • To provide care for your newborn, such as consultations with specialists or sharing information with your pediatrician.
  • To obtain payment for services rendered to your newborn.
  • For healthcare operations, such as quality improvement activities.
  • When required by law, such as reporting certain diseases or responding to court orders.
  • With your written authorization, we may use or disclose your baby's PHI for other purposes you request.

Your Rights Under HIPAA

You have certain rights regarding your newborn's PHI. These rights include:

  • Right to Access: You have the right to request and receive a copy of your baby's medical records.
  • Right to Amend: You have the right to request an amendment to your baby's medical records if you believe they are inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to Request an Accounting: You have the right to request a list of disclosures made of your baby's PHI over the past six years.
  • Right to Request Restrictions: You have the right to request restrictions on how we use or disclose your baby's PHI.
  • Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your baby's health information in a specific way (e.g., by mail instead of phone).
  • Right to File a Complaint: You have the right to file a complaint with us or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) if you believe your privacy rights have been violated.

How to Exercise Your Rights

To exercise any of these rights, please submit a written request to our HIPAA Privacy Officer at:

Contact Us

If you have any questions about HIPAA or how we protect your newborn's PHI, please don't hesitate to contact us.

We are committed to providing exceptional care for your newborn while safeguarding their privacy.

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