Privacy Policy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.

 

PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

The following is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) of Taustin Laboratories, LLC d/b/a Streamline Scientific (“Covered Entity”) as described in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and regulations promulgated thereunder, commonly known as HIPAA. HIPAA requires Covered Entity by law to maintain the privacy of your personal health information and to provide you with notice of Covered Entity’s legal duties and privacy policies with respect to your personal health information. We are required by law to abide by the terms of this Privacy Notice unless (and until) it is revised.

Your Personal Health Information

We collect personal health information from you through treatment, payment and related healthcare operations, the application and enrollment process, and/or healthcare providers or health plans, or through other means, as applicable. Your personal health information that is protected by law broadly includes any information, oral, written or recorded, that is created or received by certain health care entities, including health care providers, such as physicians and hospitals, as well as, health insurance companies or plans. The law specifically protects health information that contains data, such as your name, address, social security number, and others, that could be used to identify you as the individual patient who is associated with that health information.

Uses Or Disclosures Of Your Personal Health Information

Generally, we may not use or disclose your personal health information without your permission. Further, once your permission has been obtained, we must use or disclose your personal health information in accordance with the specific terms that permission. The following are the circumstances under which we are permitted by law to use or disclose your personal health information.

Without Your Consent For Treatment, Payment, Or Healthcare Operations
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Without your consent, we may use or disclose your personal health information in order to provide you with services and the treatment you require or request, or to collect payment for those services, and to conduct other related health care operations otherwise permitted or required by law. Also, we are permitted to disclose your personal health information within and among our workforce in order to accomplish these same purposes. However, even with your permission, we are still required to limit such uses or disclosures to the minimal amount of personal health information that is reasonably required to provide those services or complete those activities.

Examples of treatment activities include: (A) the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by health care providers; (B) consultation between health care providers relating to a patient; or (C) the referral of a patient for health care from one health care provider to another.

Examples of payment activities include: (A) billing and collection activities and related data processing; (B) actions by a health plan or insurer to obtain premiums or to determine or fulfill its responsibilities for coverage and provision of benefits under its health plan or insurance agreement, determinations of eligibility or coverage, adjudication or subrogation of health benefit claims; (C) medical necessity and appropriateness of care reviews, utilization review activities; and (D)disclosure to consumer reporting agencies of information relating to collection of premiums or reimbursement.

Examples of health care operations include: (A) development of clinical guidelines; (B) contacting patients with information about treatment alternatives or communications in connection with case management or care coordination; (C) reviewing the qualifications of and training health care professionals; (D) underwriting and premium rating; (E) medical review, legal services, and auditing functions; and (F) general administrative activities such as customer service and data analysis.

As Required By Law
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Without Your Consent For Other Purposes
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Upon Your Opportunity To Verbally Agree Or Object
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All Other Situations With Your Specific Authorization
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Your Rights With Respect To Your Personal Health Information

Under HIPAA, you have certain rights with respect to your personal health information. The following is a brief overview of your rights and our duties with respect to enforcing those rights.

Right To Request Restrictions On Use Or Disclosure
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Right To Receive Confidential Communications
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Right To Inspect And Copy Your Personal Health Information
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Right To Amend Your Personal Health Information
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Right To Receive Written Notification Of A Breach Of Your Unsecured Personal Health Information
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Complaints

You may file a complaint with us and with the Secretary of DHHS if you believe that your privacy rights have been violated. You may submit your complaint in writing by mail or electronically to our Privacy Officer at 855.319.4459 or privacyofficer@streamlinesci.com. A complaint must name the entity that is the subject of the complaint and describe the acts or omissions believed to be in violation of the applicable requirements of HIPAA or this Privacy Policy. A complaint must be received by us or filed with the Secretary of DHHS within 180 days of when you knew or should have known that the act or omission complained of occurred. You will not be retaliated against for filing any complaint.

Amendments to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to revise or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. These revisions or amendments may be made effective for all personal health information we maintain even if created or received prior to the effective date of the revision or amendment. We will provide you with notice of any revisions or amendments to this Privacy Policy, or changes in the law affecting this Privacy Notice, by mail or electronically.

Ongoing Access to Privacy Policy

We will provide you with a copy of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy at any time upon your written request sent to Streamline Scientific or at the following email address: privacyofficer@streamlinesci.com. You have the right to obtain a paper copy of this Privacy Policy from us upon your written request, even if you have agreed to receive the Privacy Policy electronically. For any other requests or for further information regarding the privacy of your personal health information, and for information regarding the filing of a complaint with us, please contact our Privacy Officer at the address, telephone number, or e-mail address listed above.