Respecting Your Privacy As of April 14, 2003, health care facilities and physicians have been required to comply with new federal privacy rules–The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. These rules govern how your health information is shared, stored, and utilized, and also outline privacy standards that protect your medical record and other health information, and identify your rights and responsibilities.
In compliance with HIPAA, all of your information, including your medical record and computer file, are kept strictly confidential and are not released or disclosed to anyone outside Medical Specialists without your permission, except where required by law.
Medical Specialists respects your privacy and considers protecting your confidential information an important aspect delivering an unparalleled level of care. If you have any questions regarding these privacy policies, please call (203) 255-4545.
Authorization Form – downloadable format to expedite request that Medical Specialists release a portion of patient health information.
www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa – A government website that provides more information on the HIPAA regulations.