The terms of this Notice apply to First Light Recovery. This Notice is intended to inform you about our practices related to your protected health information (PHI). It explains how First Light Recovery may use and disclose your PHI, our obligations related to the use and disclosure of your PHI, and your rights related to any PHI that we have about you.
First Light Recovery is required to maintain the privacy of your health information; provide you with a notice as to our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you; notify you following a breach of unsecured protected health information; and abide by the terms of this Notice.
Below, we have listed some of the reasons why we might use or disclose your PHI with some examples. Not every potential use or disclosure is discussed, but all of the ways that we are allowed to use and disclose information fall into one of the categories below.
We can use or disclose PHI about you without your authorization when there is an emergency, when we are required by law to treat you, or when we are required by law to use or disclose certain information. We may use or disclose your PHI without your authorization in any of the following circumstances:
First Light Recovery must obtain an authorization from you for any use or disclosure of psychotherapy notes pertaining to your sessions except to carry out the following treatment, payment, or health care operations:
We may use or disclose your health information for any of the purposes described in this section unless you affirmatively object to or otherwise restrict a particular release.
First Light Recovery holds your protected health information in strictest confidence. We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or disseminate any information about applicants who apply for or clients who actually receive our services that is considered patient confidential, is restricted by law, or has been specifically restricted by a patient/client in a signed HIPAA consent form. Written authorization from you is required for most marketing purposes. There are services provided in our facility through contacts with business associates (Business Associates). Examples include pharmacy services, record storage services, and shredding services. When these services are contracted, we may disclose your PHI to our Business Associate so that they can perform the job we have asked them to do. So that your health information is protected, however, we require the Business Associate to appropriately safeguard your information.
For all other types of uses and disclosures not described in this notice, First Light Recovery will use or disclose clinical information only with a written authorization signed by you that states who may receive the information, what information is to be shared, the purpose of the use or disclosure and an expiration for the authorization. If you provide us written authorization to use or disclose your protected health information, you can change your mind or revoke your authorization in writing at any time. If you revoke your authorization, we will no longer use or disclose the information for the reasons stated in your authorization. We will not, however, be able to take back any disclosures that we made prior to your revocation, and we must retain protected health information that indicates the services we have provided to you.
Your request to restrict the use and sharing of your medical information must be in writing, signed, and dated. We can provide you with a form to assist you with this written request; you may also download it from our website. Please send it to the Compliance Coordinator at the address below. Your request must tell us: 1) what information you want to limit, 2) whether you want to limit our use, disclosure, or both, and 3) to whom you want the limits to apply.
Right to Receive an Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request a list of when your medical information was shared without your written consent in the six years or less prior to the date on which we receive the request. This list will not include uses or disclosures:
Any request for this list must be made in writing to the Compliance Coordinator at the address listed below. We can provide you with a form to assist you with this written request; you may also download it from our website. Your request must state the time period for which you want the list. The time period may not be longer than six years; it may be shorter. The first list you request within a 12-month period will be free. We will charge you a fee for additional requests in that same period.
Right to Breach Notification: You have the right to be notified following a breach of your unsecured protected health information.
Federal law gives all patients a right to a paper copy of this Notice. We have the right to change this Notice at any time. Any change could apply to medical information we already have about you as well as any information we receive in the future. Should our information practices change, we will provide a copy of the current Notice of Privacy Practices to you when you come in for your next visit.
If you have questions about this Notice or want to talk about a problem without filing a formal complaint, please contact the Compliance Officer at 888-963-8921. If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a written complaint with us. Please send it to the Compliance Officer at First Light Recovery, 32122 Camino Capistrano, #210, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, Attn: Privacy Issues. You may also file a complaint with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by contacting the Office for Civil Rights, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20201. You will not be treated differently for filing a complaint.
Full PolicyEffective Feb 1, 2015
This privacy statement describes how firstlightrecovery.com collects and uses your personal information.Collection and Use | Disclosure to Third Parties | Tracking Technologies | Feedback
Your data is used for purposes that you expect it to be used for such as fulfilling your order or providing services you requested. This may include providing you personalized content, features to enable you to interact with others, securing your data, and communicating about, improving, or troubleshooting the products or services being provided.
We collect the following personal information from you
As is true of most Websites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.
We use this information to
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We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personal information
Web beaconsOur Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns. Our Web pages may also contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that are set by our third party partners. Web beacons are used along with cookies enabling our partners to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
We use a third party to gather information about how you and others use our Website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which links they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how our site is used.
Links to Other Web SitesOur Site includes links to other Websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Example-site.com. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Website you visit.
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Interest-based ads are selected for you according to your interests as determined by companies such as ad networks and data aggregators. These companies collect information about your online activity and use it to show you ads tailored to your interests.
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The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at [email protected]
Correcting and Updating Your Personal InformationTo review and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, contact us at [email protected].
Notification of Privacy Statement ChangesWe may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
You can contact us about this privacy statement by email us at the address below:FirstLightRecovery.comEmail: [email protected]