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HIPAA Policy


Understanding Your Health Record/ Information

This notice describes the practices of St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute, Reflections at St. Luke’s and St. Luke’s Surgical Center (hereafter St. Luke’s) and that of any physician with staff privileges with respect to your protected health information created while you are a patient at St Luke’s. St. Luke’s, physicians with staff privileges, and personnel authorized to have access to your medical chart are subject to this notice. In addition, St. Luke’s and physicians with staff privileges may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment or health care operations described in this notice.

We create a record of the care and services you receive at St. Luke’s. We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. This notice applies to all of the records of your care at St. Luke’s.

This notice will tell you about the ways in which we may use and disclose medical information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of medical information.

Your Health Information Rights

Your health record is the physical property of St. Luke’s. You have certain rights regarding the information maintained in the record:

You may exercise your rights set forth in this notice by providing a written request, except for requests to obtain a paper copy of the notice, to the Medical Records Supervisor at St. Luke’s, 43309 U.S. Hwy 19 North, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689-6221.

Our Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities set forth above, we are also required to:

We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all protected health information we maintain, including information created or received before the change. Should our information practices change we are not required to notify you, but we will have the revised notice available for you to request at St. Luke’s.

The revised notice will also be posted at St. Luke’s and on the St. Luke’s web page at; and We will not use or disclose your health information without your written authorization, except as described in this notice.

Examples of Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, Health Care Operations and As Otherwise Allowed By Law

The following categories describe different ways that we use and disclose medical information. For each category of uses or disclosures we will explain what we mean and try to give some examples. Not every use or disclosure in a category will be listed. However, all of the ways we are permitted to use and disclose information should fall within one of the categories.

If you have questions and would like additional information, you may contact the St. Luke’s Privacy Official, 43309 US Hwy 19 North, Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689-6221, 727.938.2020.

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the St. Luke’s Privacy Official or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint.

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