Privacy & HIPAA
At Union Square Practice, we take your privacy very seriously.
The law protects the privacy of all communications between a client and mental health provider. In most situations, your provider can only release information about your treatment to others if you sign a written authorization form that meets certain legal requirements imposed by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
HIPAA is a federal program that requests that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally be kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the client, the right to understand and control how your personal health information (“PHI”) is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information.
For more information about HIPAA, your rights as a client, or limits to confidentiality, please discuss with your provider.