Notice of Privacy Practice
Minimally Invasive Surgery Hospital (hereinafter called MISH) is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential health care information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI this is provided to you in the form of the Notice of Privacy Practices Handout. This Notice summarizes MISH’s legal responsibilities as well as your legal rights, advises you of our privacy practices, and lets you know how MISH is permitted to use and disclose PHI about you. MISH is also required to abide by the terms of the version of this Notice currently in effect. We may use this information as described in this Notice without your permission. We respect your privacy, and treat all health care information about our patients with care under strict policies of confidentiality that all of our staff are committed to following at all times.
Revisions to the Notice: MISH reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice at any time, and the changes will be effective immediately and will apply to all protected health information that we maintain. Any material changes to the Notice will be promptly posted in our facility and posted to our web site. You can get a copy of the latest version of this Notice by contacting the Privacy Officer identified above.
MISH may be required to report certain medical information for public health purposes. For instance, we are required by law to report communicable diseases to the state and the CDC. We also may need to report patient problems with medications or medical products to the manufacturer and to the FDA, or may notify patients of recalls of products they are using.