This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information; please review carefully.
The law requires that we protect the privacy of health information that may reveal your identity. The law requires that you are provided with a copy of this notice which describes the health information privacy practices of BCS Group. The law also requires that you must be notified of any breach should occur regarding your health information. A copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices is posted in the waiting area.
You or your personal representative may also obtain a copy of this notice by requesting a copy from BCS Group staff and/or from the BCA HIPAA Privacy Officer.
If you have any questions about this notice, please contact BCS Group Administration at 718 232 8600.
BCS Group provides health care services to individuals and their family members that participate in agency services and collaborates with other healthcare professionals and organizations. The privacy practices described in this notice will be followed by:
Permissions described in this notice
This notice will the explain the different types of permission we will obtain from you before we use or disclose your health information for a variety of purposes. The 3 types of permissions are addressed in this notice are:
Requirement for written authorization
Generally, we will obtain your written authorization before using your health information or sharing it with others outside of BCS Group, including any use and disclosure with certain exceptions. Except as described within this notice, uses and disclosures will be made with your written authorization. You may also initiate the transfer of your records to another person by completing a written authorization form. If you provide us with written authorization, you may revoke that authorization at any time, except to the extent that we have already executed such authorization. To revoke an authorization, please call or write to BCS Group Administration.
Exceptions to the written authorization requirement
There are some situations when the law does not require that you provide written authorization before your health care information is used or disclosed:
Exception for treatment, payment and business operations: We will only obtain your general written consent one time to use and disclose your health information in order to care, treat your condition, collect payment for that care/treatment or conduct our business operations. In some cases, we may disclose your health information to another health care providers or payor for its payment activities and certain of its business operations.
How to access your health information: You have the right to request to review and/or receive a copy of your health information. BCS Group has 10 business days to review and respond to your request.
How to correct your health information: You have the right to request that we amend your health information if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete. A request must be submitted in writing to the Director and must clearly describe the information that you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. BCS Group has 10 business days to
review and respond to your request.