Montana Independent Living Project
If you have questions about this notice, please contact
mILp’s Privacy Officer – 1-800-735-6457 or 442-5755
mILp is dedicated to maintaining your privacy. This notice describes how Private Health Information (PHI) about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
This Privacy Notice tells you about your rights about your health care records. You get a copy to keep for yourself. You can look at this copy anytime to see what use is made of your health care records and who gets to see them. A new government rule requires that MILP give you this Privacy Notice to sign.
mILp’s policy has always been to keep your records safe. Your records are usually kept in a folder of papers with your name on it. Your records can also be stored in a computer. Your records may or may not contain information about what treatments and tests you have had, and what decisions your doctors have made.
A. mILp’s responsibilities and policy regarding protecting consumer records and your private health information (PHI).
B. Who can see your records with or without your written permission.
C. Explanation of your records and your rights about them.
A. Federal law (Health Insurance Portability Authorization Act – HIPAA) requires mILp to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI) of past and current consumers.
mILp is also required to tell you how it will maintain reasonable safeguards to protect any information about you that mILp creates or receives while providing you with services and identifying benefits to which you are entitled. At mILp your Protected Information includes any records about the services you receive and any files that contain your Personal Health Information (PHI). Such information may be in the form of written or electronic record, and this policy includes the ways in which any such information is stored or electronically transmitted.
B. What information mILp can or must share and with whom it is shared.
mILp may collect, maintain, use, transmit, share and/or disclose PHI to the extent needed to administer mILp programs, services and activities. mILp also releases non-specific information about its consumers to governmental agencies for program planning and statistical research. mILp will limit the use and disclosure of personal information about you.
In addition to providing consumers access to their Consumer Service Record (CSR) at mILp (see #2 under “Your rights about your PHI,” the following are other reasons mILp might share personal information:
C. Your rights about your PHI
You have the following rights regarding the PHI that mILp maintains about you.