NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

Under Idaho law, Hillary Whipple D.M.D. may use or disclose your personal health information to a family member, friend, or other person involved in your health care if you are present and you do not object or in the event of an emergency; to comply with applicable federal, state or local laws; for public health reasons such as to control diseases; to report a suspected case of abuse, neglect or domestic violence; to comply with health oversight activities related to health care services; to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; to law enforcement officials for a law enforcement purpose; to respond to legal process; for purposes of public safety or national security; to allow a funeral director to carry out his or her duties; to allow a coroner or medical examiner to identify you or determine cause of death; or to respond to a request by military command authorities.

YOUR RIGHTS ABOUT YOUR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

  1. Right to review and copy:  You have the right to review and copy your information as allowed by law.  There may be a fee for copying your records.
  2. Right to amend:  You have the right to ask us to make changes to your information if you feel that the information we have about you is wrong or not complete.  We may deny your request if you ask us to change information that:  a) Was not created by Dr. Hillary Whipple, b) Is not part of the information which you would be allowed to review and copy, c)  We determine it to be correct and complete.
  3. Right to restrict health information disclosure:  You have the right to ask us not to share your health information for your treatment or services, or normal business purposes.  You must tell us what information you do not want us to share and who we should not share it with.  If we agree to your request, we will comply unless the information is needed to give you emergency treatment, or until you end the restriction.
  4. Right to an alternate means of delivery:  You have the right to ask that we deliver your information to you at a different mailing address.