Aura Dermatology Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective January 1, 2021
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE?
This notice describes the practices of Aura Dermatology and the practices that will be followed by all of Aura Dermatology workforce members who handle your medical information.
OUR PLEDGE REGARDING YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
Aura Dermatology understands that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We maintain our records and conduct our treatment environment to provide the highest level of protection for your medical information, while still providing you with the highest level of medical care. This notice applies to all of the records of your medical care received or created by Aura Dermatology.
USES AND DISCLOSURES FOR TREATMENT, PAYMENT, AND HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS
By becoming a patient at Aura Dermatology, you are giving consent for us to use your protected health information for certain activities, including treatment, payment, and other health care operations, known as “TPO”. We use this information to provide quality care, obtain payment for services, and conduct our business operations.
Other Uses and Disclosures Without Additional Authorization
Aura Dermatology may use or disclose your protected health information without your additional authorization for several reasons, including but not limited to:
- Licensure proceedings.
- Appointment reminders.
- Involvement in your healthcare.
- Emergency situations.
- Health-related benefits or services.
- Compliance with law.
- Communicable diseases, health oversight activities, abuse or neglect, food and drug administration requirements, lawsuits and disputes, law enforcement, and other governmental requirements.
- Coroners, funeral directors, and organ donation.
- Criminal activity.
- Workers’ Compensation.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
You have rights concerning your protected health information, including the rights to inspect and copy, request restrictions, confidential communications, amend information, an accounting of disclosures, and a paper copy of this notice.
For more information or to exercise your rights, contact Aura Dermatology at:
17 Main Street, #304,
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 415-3376
Contact us: https://auraderm.com/contact-us
Changes to this notice
Aura Dermatology reserves the right to change this notice and make the new notice effective for all protected health information we maintain. Current notice will be posted on our website and include the effective date.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with our Office Manager or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
Other uses of protected health information
Uses not covered by this notice or the laws that apply will require your written authorization.
For any questions, please contact our Office Manager at Aura Dermatology.