My signature confirms that I have been informed of my rights to privacy regarding my protected health information, under the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). I understand that this information can and will be used to:
- Provide and coordinate my treatment among a number of health care providers who may be involved in that treatment directly and indirectly
- Obtain payment from third-party payers for my health care services
- Conduct normal health care operations such as quality assessment and improvement activities
I have been informed of my dental provider's Notice of Privacy Practices containing a more complete description of the uses and disclosures of my protected health information. I have been given the right to review and receive a copy of such Notice of Privacy Practices. I understand that my dental provider has the right to change the Notice of Privacy Practices and that I may contact this office at the address above to obtain a current copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices.
I understand that I may request in writing that you restrict how my private information is used or disclosed to carry out treatment, payment of health care operations and I understand that you are not required to agree to my requested restrictions, but if you do agree then you are bound to abide by such restrictions.