Notice of Privacy Practice

Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act Overview

This notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Providence Health & Services in Oregon is committed to protecting the confidentiality of your health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to notify you of our legal duties and privacy practices regarding your health information, and abide by the practices of this Notice, unless more stringent laws or regulations apply. This Notice applies to all Providence Health & Services in Oregon facilities, services, and programs that provide healthcare to you.

Who this notice applies to

This Notice describes this organization's practices and those of:
  • Any healthcare professional authorized to enter information into your record.
  • Any member of the medical staff credentialed to practice here.
  • All departments and units of this facility.
  • All employees, staff, and other personnel.
  • Any volunteer, intern, or student we allow to help you while you are a patient.
This Notice of Privacy Practices provides detailed information about how we may use and disclose your health information with or without authorization as well as more information about your specific rights with respect to your health information. This Notice became effective April 14, 2003.