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The Cancer Detection Section
Protects Your Health Information

The Cancer Detection Section protects your personal health information.  As required by the federal regulations known as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we are providing our clients with control over access to their health information.

Your rights...

To find out what your rights are, you may review the Cancer Detection Section Notice of Privacy Practices.  NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES (English, PDF, New Window)... Spanish | Korean | Vietnamese | Mandarin | Russian

The Cancer Detection Section – including Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts – must keep your health information private.  We receive information about you when you apply for services, and when doctors, clinics, and others bill us for your care.  We also get medical information on your treatment when we approve your care.

 

****IMPORTANT****

THE CANCER DETECTION SECTION DOES NOT HAVE COMPLETE COPIES OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS.  IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT, GET A COPY OF, OR CHANGE YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR, CLINIC, OR HEALTH CARE PLAN.

 

You can use the forms below to:

  • Ask CDS questions about your health information, or
  • Request CDS to take some action regarding your health information.
  • Request for Access to Protected Health Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    See and get a copy of the information the Cancer Detection Section has about you.  The Cancer Detection Section has information about your eligibility, your health care bills, and some medical information that we use to approve services for you or manage your health care.  You may need to pay a fee for the costs of copying and mailing records.  We may keep you from seeing all or parts of your records when the law allows.  If we do, we will give you information on how to appeal our decision.

    Request for Access to Protected Health Information by Parent, Guardian, or Personal Representative (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Allow someone else to see and get a copy of the information the Cancer Detection Section has about you.

    Request for Release of Protected Health Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Request that a copy of the information the Cancer Detection Section has about you be released to someone you designate.  The Cancer Detection Section has information about your eligibility, your health care bills, and some medical information that we use to approve services for you or manage your health care.  You may need to pay a fee for the costs of copying and mailing records.  We may not release all or parts of your records when the law allows.  If we do, we will give you information on how to appeal our decision.

    Request to Restrict Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Ask us not to use or share your personal health care information.

    Request to Restrict Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information by Parent, Guardian, or Personal Representative (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Allow someone else to ask us not to use or share your personal health care information.

    Confidential Communication Request (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Ask us to contact you only in writing or at a different address, post office box, or telephone number.  We will accept reasonable requests when necessary to protect your safety.

    Request for an Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Request a list of the times when we have shared your health information after April 14, 2003.  The list will tell you what information we shared, with whom, when, and for what reasons.  The list will not say when we gave information to you, or when we gave out information with your permission, or when we shared information for treatment, payment, or health care operations.

    Request for an Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Parent, Guardian, or Personal Representative (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Allow someone else to request a list of the times when we have shared your health information after April 14, 2003.

    Request to Amend Protected Health Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Ask CDS to change your records if you believe some information we have about you is wrong.

    Request to Amend Protected Health Information by Parent, Guardian, or Personal Representative (PDF)Opens a new browser window.

    Allow someone else to ask to change the records if you believe some information we have about you is wrong.

     

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    Last modified on: 4/16/2012 1:44 PM