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This Notice was originally published and effective on: June 5th, 2024

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

Duval Medical, P.A. Affiliated Covered Entity

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.


This Notice of Privacy Practices (the “Notice”) describes how Duval Medical, P.A. and the members of its Affiliated Covered Entity (collectively “we” or “our”) may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or business operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. An Affiliated Covered Entity is a group of health care providers under common ownership or control that designates itself as a single entity for purposes of compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). Duval Medical, P.A. and its affiliated medical groups are not technically regulated by HIPAA as covered entities, but we have elected to voluntarily substantially comply with the standards set forth in HIPAA where feasible. The members of the Duval Medical Affiliated Covered Entity will share protected health information with each other for the treatment, payment, and health care operations of the Duval Medical Affiliated Covered Entity and as permitted by applicable law and this Notice of Privacy Practices.


For a complete list of the members of the Duval Medical Affiliated Covered Entity, please contact the Duval Medical Privacy Officer.


“Protected health information” or “PHI” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical health or condition, treatment or payment for health care services. This Notice also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information.


USES AND DISCLOSURES OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:

Your protected health information may be used and disclosed by our health care providers, our staff, and others outside of our office that are involved in your care and treatment for the purpose of providing health care services to you, to support our business operations, to obtain payment for your care, and any other use authorized or required by law.


TREATMENT:

We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. This includes the coordination or management of your health care with a third party. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a health care provider to whom you have been referred to ensure the necessary information is accessible to diagnose or treat you.


PAYMENT:

Your protected health information may be used to bill or obtain payment for your health care services. This may include certain activities that your health insurance plan may undertake before it approves or pays for your services, such as: making a determination of eligibility or coverage for insurance benefits and reviewing services provided to you for medical necessity. 


HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS:

We may use or disclose, as needed, your protected health information in order to support the business activities of our organization. These activities include, but are not limited to, improving quality of care, providing information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services, developing or maintaining and supporting computer systems, legal services, and conducting audits and compliance programs, including fraud, waste and abuse investigations.


USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE YOUR AUTHORIZATION:

We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization. These situations include the following uses and disclosures: as required by law; for public health purposes; for health care oversight purposes; for abuse or neglect reporting; pursuant to Food and Drug Administration requirements; in connection with legal proceedings; for law enforcement purposes; to coroners, funeral directors and organ donation agencies; for certain research purposes; for allegations of certain criminal activities; for certain military activity and national security purposes; for workers’ compensation reporting; relating to certain inmate reporting; and other required uses and disclosures. Under the law, we must make certain disclosures to you upon your request, and when required by applicable government regulators to investigate or determine our compliance with the requirements of applicable law. State laws may further restrict these disclosures.


USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT REQUIRE YOUR AUTHORIZATION:

Other permitted and required uses and disclosures will be made only with your consent, authorization or opportunity to object unless permitted or required by law. Without your authorization, we are expressly prohibited from using or disclosing your protected health information for marketing purposes. We may not sell your protected health information without your authorization. Your protected health information will not be used for fundraising. We will not use or disclose your psychotherapy notes without your authorization, except as permitted by law. If you provide us with an authorization for certain uses and disclosures of your information, you may revoke such authorization, at any time, in writing, except to the extent that we have taken an action in reliance on the use or disclosure indicated in the authorization.


YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION:

You have the right to request a restriction on the use or disclosure of your protected health information.


Your request must be in writing and state the specific restriction requested and to whom you want the restriction to apply. We are not required to agree to a restriction that you may request, except if the requested restriction is on a disclosure to a health plan for a payment or health care operations purpose regarding a service that has been paid in full out-of-pocket. 


You have the right to request to receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternate location. We will comply with all reasonable requests submitted in writing which specify how or where you wish to receive these communications.


You have the right to request to access, inspect, and copy your protected health information. 


You have the right to request an amendment of your protected health information. If we deny your request for amendment, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with us. We may prepare a rebuttal to our statement and we will provide you with a copy of any such rebuttal.


You have the right to receive an accounting of certain disclosures of your protected health information that we have made, paper or electronic, except for certain disclosures which were pursuant to an authorization, for purposes of treatment, payment, or healthcare operations (unless the information is maintained in an electronic health record); or for certain other purposes. 


You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this Notice, upon request, even if you have previously requested its receipt electronically by e-mail.


We will notify you if a breach of your unsecured protected health information is discovered.


REVISIONS TO THIS NOTICE:

We reserve the right to revise this Notice and to make the revised Notice effective for protected health information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. You are entitled to a copy of the Notice currently in effect. Any significant changes to this Notice will be posted on our website. 


COMPLAINTS:

Complaints about this Notice or how we handle your protected health information should be directed to our Privacy Officer. You may also submit a formal complaint to applicable federal and state government regulators. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this Notice. If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact us at 1-833-967-3100 and ask to speak with our Privacy Officer.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

By proceeding, you acknowledge that you have received or been given an opportunity to receive the Duval Medical Affiliated Covered Entity’s Notice of Privacy Practices.


Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Fountain Vitality-affiliated medical practices are independently owned and operated by licensed physicians who provide services using the Fountain Vitality telehealth platform. For more information about the relationship between Fountain Vitality and the medical practices click here.

Copyright © 2023 All Rights Reserved by Fountain Vitality Inc.
2064 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204