Patient Privacy Information For Compass Detox, LLC
Notice of Privacy Practices
When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights.
This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.
Get a copy of your health and claims records
• You can ask to see or get a copy of your health and
claims records and other health information we have
about you. Ask us how to do this.
• We will provide a copy or a summary of your health
and claims records, usually within 30 days of your
request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.
Ask us to correct health and claims records
• You can ask us to correct your health and claims
records if you think they are incorrect or incomplete.
Ask us how to do this.
• We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you
why in writing within 60 days.
Request confidential communications
• You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for
example, home or office phone) or to send mail to
a different address.
• We will consider all reasonable requests, and must
say “yes” if you tell us you would be in danger if
we do not.
Ask us to limit what we use or share
• You can ask us not to use or share certain health
information for treatment, payment, or our operations.
• We are not required to agree to your request, and we
may say “no” if it would affect your care.
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
• You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve
shared your health information for six years prior to
the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
• We will include all the disclosures except for
those about treatment, payment, and health care
operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any
you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a
year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based
fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.
Get a copy of this privacy notice
• You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any
time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice
electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy
Choose someone to act for you
• If you have given someone medical power of attorney
or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can
exercise your rights and make choices about your
• We will make sure the person has this authority and
can act for you before we take any action.
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
• You can complain if you feel we have violated your
rights by contacting us using the information on the
• You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-
6775, or visiting here.
• We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what
we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in
the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and
we will follow your instructions.
In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:
• Share information with your family, close friends, or
others involved in payment for your care
• Share information in a disaster relief situation
If you are not able to tell us your preference, for
example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead
and share your information if we believe it is in your
best interest. We may also share your information
when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat
to health or safety. In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written
• Marketing purposes
• Sale of your information
How do we typically use or share your health information?
We typically use or share your health information in the following ways:
•Help manage the health care treatment you receive
• We can use your health information and share it with professionals who are treating you.
Example: A doctor sends us information about your diagnosis and treatment plan so we can arrange
Run our organization
• We can use and disclose your information to run our organization and contact you when necessary.
• We are not allowed to use genetic information to decide whether we will give you coverage and the price of that coverage.
This does not apply to long term care plans.
Example: We use health information about you to develop better services for you.
Pay for your health services
• We can use and disclose your health information as we pay for your health services.
Example: We share information about you with your dental plan to coordinate payment for your dental work.
Administer your plan
• We may disclose your health information to your health plan sponsor for plan administration.
Example: Your company contracts with us to provide a health plan, and we provide your company with certain statistics to explain
the premiums we charge.
Our Uses and Disclosures
How else can we use or share your health information?
We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research.
We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information visit here.
Help with public health and safety issues
•Compass Detox, LLC will never sell personal information
•Private healthcare information is only shared with covered entities. No private patient information is shared without patient consent. Compass Detox, LLC is beholding to federal laws and the laws of the state of Florida.
We can share health information about you forcertain situations such as:
• Preventing disease
• Helping with product recalls
• Reporting adverse reactions to medications
• Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
• Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety
• We can use or share your information for health research.
Comply with the law
• We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it
wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.
Our Uses and Disclosures
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests and work with a medical examiner or funeral director
• We can share health information about you with organ procurement organizations.
• We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
We can use or share health information about you:
• For workers’ compensation claims
• For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
• With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
• For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
• We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena.
• We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
• We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
• We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
• We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change
your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.
For more information visit here.
Changes to the Terms of This Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon
request, on our web site, and we will mail a copy to you.
This Notice of Privacy Practices applies to the following organizations: Compass Detox, LLC