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Joint Notice of Privacy Practices

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

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Rochester Regional Health is an integrated health care system with Affiliates throughout Rochester, the Finger Lakes, Western, and Northern New York. Rochester Regional Health and its Affiliates listed at the end of this Notice participate in an organized health care arrangement, which means that these entities share health information with each other as may be necessary for joint treatment, payment, and health care operations (i.e. business) purposes, to the extent authorized by law.

This Notice applies to delivery of health care services by Rochester Regional Health and its Affiliates, including the hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physician offices, home care, hospice, and other providers that are members of our workforce, including all members of the Medical Staffs within our system of care. This Notice describes the practices of our facilities and programs as well as those applicable to any health care professional or staff member authorized to access or enter information in your health information.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this Notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described in this Notice unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

OUR USES AND DISCLOSURES

How do we typically use or share your health information?

We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:

How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes.

YOUR CHOICES

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us.

Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

YOUR RIGHTS

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights.

This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you. For more information on how to exercise these rights, please contact the Privacy Contact for the applicable Affiliate listed at the end of this Notice.

Changes to the Terms of this Notice

We may change the terms of this Notice in the future. We reserve the right to make changes and to make the new Notice effective for all medical information that we maintain. If we make changes to the Notice, the new Notice will be available upon request at all sites where we deliver care, and on our website.

Affiliates Covered by this notice and privacy contact

All Rochester Regional Health locations that provide care to the public, including those listed below, will follow this Notice. For questions related to the content of this Notice, including your individual rights and how to exercise those rights, or to file a complaint, please contact the Privacy Contact for the appropriate Affiliate as designated below: