Notice of Privacy Practices
Updated: May 25, 2023
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.
Your health record contains “personal health information,” the confidentiality of which is protected by state and federal law. “Protected health information” (or PHI) is information that relates to your past, present or future physical and/or mental health and related healthcare services. PHI is information about you, including demographic information, which may identify you.
In addition, the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records is specifically protected by Federal law and regulations. Desert Winds Recovery Center (“Desert Winds”)is required to comply with these additional restrictions. This includes a) prohibition, with very few exceptions, on informing anyone outside the program that you attend the program and b) disclosing any information that identifies you as a patient of our facility. The violation of Federal laws or regulations by this program is illegal. If you suspect a violation you may file a report to the appropriate authorities in accordance with Federal regulations.
How We May Use and Disclose Health Information About You:
Listed below are examples of the uses and disclosures that Desert Winds may make of your protected health information (“PHI”). These examples are not meant to be exhaustive. Rather, they describe types of uses and disclosures that may be made.
Uses and Disclosures of PHI for Treatment, Payment and Health Care Operations
Other Uses and Disclosures That Do Not Require Your Authorization
Uses and Disclosures of PHI with Your Written Authorization
Your Rights Regarding Your PHI
If you have any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices, or if you believe your privacy rights have been violated and you would like to file a complaint, please contact our Privacy Officer:
Ambrozino Storr, CEO
Desert Winds Recovery Center
6233 Palmyra Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
E-mail: [email protected]
Desert Winds will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint. You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services as follows:
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201