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Notice of Privacy Practices


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You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Correct or amend your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Restrict disclosure of your health information if you pay out of  pocket
  • Have confidential communications about your mental health diagnosis and treatment disclosed with your permission
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

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You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

  • Tell family and friends about your condition
  • Provide disaster relief
  • Include you in a hospital directory
  • Market our services and sell your information
  • Provide mental health care
  • Raise funds

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We may use and share your information as we:

  • Treat you
  • Run our organization
  • Bill for your services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research
  • Comply with the law
  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

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Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html

Changes to the Terms of this Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our registrations areas, and on our web site www.bayhealth.org.

Effective date of this Notice: June 1, 2014

This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to the following:
Organizations that will follow this Notice are part of an organized health care arrangement (OHCA) with Bayhealth Medical Center and include all Bayhealth Medical Center health care providers who provide health care to the public and all of their delivery sites including, but not limited to:

Kent General Hospital
640 S. State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Milford Memorial Hospital
21 West Clark Avenue
Milford, DE 19963

Bayhealth Emergency Center, Smyrna
401 N. Carter Rd.
Smyrna, DE 19977

Bayhealth Outpatient Centers: Eden Hill, Harrington, Middletown, Milton, Smyrna;
Bayhealth Sleep Care Centers: Wilmington, Bear, Newark, Dover, Middletown, Milford, Georgetown;
Bayhealth Women’s Center: Dover, Milford;
Other: Lifestyles Fitness Center, Occupational Health Centers, Walk-in Medical Care, High School Wellness Centers.