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.
This notice applies to Independent Living, Inc. (ILI)*. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. ILI is committed to maintaining the privacy of your health information and must follow the privacy practices outlined in the most current version of this notice.
How ILI May Use or Disclose Your Health Information
The following categories describe the ways that ILI may use and disclose your health information. For each category, we will explain what we mean and give an example.
Treatment: We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with treatment or services. For example, ILI may use or disclose information about you to coordinate your care with nursing home or hospital discharge planners.
Payment Functions: We may use or disclose health information about you to obtain payment for services that have been provided to you. For example, we may need to send a bill to the person in your family who is responsible for payment of your service fees. If you pay privately in full, you can instruct us not to disclose information about your treatment to your health plan.
Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose health information about you for activities necessary to the functioning of ILI, and which ensure quality care for our clients. Examples of such activities include: care coordination; quality improvement initiatives; training programs in which students or practitioners in health care learn under supervision; certification, licensing, or credentialing purposes; and general administrative activities of ILI.
Required by Law: We may use and disclose your health information when that use or disclosure is required by law. For example, we may disclose health information in response to a court order or to report suspected or alleged elder abuse.
Public Health: When required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health authorities for reporting communicable diseases and aiding in the prevention or spread of certain diseases.
Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence: We may disclose your information to an agency authorized by law to receive, for example, reports of abuse, neglect, or violence relating to the elderly.
Health Oversight Activities: We may disclose your health information to agencies that monitor our compliance with state and federal laws through investigations, inspections, and other proceedings related to oversight of the health care system.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: If you are involved in a legal dispute, ILI may disclose your health information in response to a court order.
Law Enforcement: We may disclose