A Notice of Privacy Practices is provided to each patient at their first appointment. Patients are asked to sign an Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practices at that time. If a patient chooses not to acknowledge the Notice of Privacy Practices, JVCHC will not condition treatment on the patient’s acknowledgement.
The Notice of Privacy Practices is always posted in publicly accessible area of Jordan Valley’s clinics to assure all individuals are provided ability to review.
View our complete Notice of Privacy Practices here.
Protecting the Privacy and Security of Your Health Information
The protection of your privacy and security of your patient health information is a top priority for Jordan Valley Community Health Center. In accordance with federal laws there are policies and security safeguards in place to protect your health information—whether it is stored on paper or electronically.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules are the main Federal laws that protect your health information. The Privacy Rule gives you rights with respect to your health information. The Privacy Rule also sets limits on how your health information can be used and shared with others. The Security Rule sets rules for how your health information must be kept secure with administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. There are also Federal laws that protect specific types of health information, such as information related to Federally funded alcohol and substance abuse treatment.
Your Privacy Rights
If you believe your health information privacy has been violated, please contact Brenda Tunstill, the Corporate Compliance Officer at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, to request a review of your concerns.