Statement of Client Privacy Rights
As a client of the Methodist Home, you have the privacy rights listed below:
You have the right to know why we need to ask you questions.
We will use and/or disclose protected health information (PHI)
about you under the following guidelines:
1) To provide treatment to you
2) To obtain payment for services
3) For continuous quality improvement
4) To provide you with appointment reminders
5) To notify you of information about treatment, services, products, or other
health care providers
You have the right to have protected health information kept confidential.
You may be asked to tell us information about yourself so that we
will know which services are best for you.
We keep anything we learn about
you confidential. This means, only those who are legally authorized to
know, or who have a medical or legal need to know, will see your protected
You have the right to refuse to answer questions.
We may need your help in collecting your protected health information.
If you choose not to answer, we will fill in the information
as best we can. You do not have to answer every question to get services.
You have a right to request restrictions on uses and disclosures of protected
health information about you.
You have the right to request a listing of disclosures we have made
after April 14th, 2003.
You have the right to request different ways to communicate with
If you prefer, you may request that we contact you via email, postal
service, or through telephone at your work, home, or otherwise
You have the right to look at your protected health information.
We know how important it is that the information we collect about you is
correct. If you think we made a mistake, you may ask
us to correct it.
If you are not satisfied with our response, you may file