Notice of Privacy Practices

Friendly Universe Notice of Privacy Practices (“Notice”)

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.

Right to Notice

​As a patient, you have the right to adequate notice of the uses and disclosures of your protected health information (PHI). Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA), Friendly Universe can use your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations.

Treatment- We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.

Payment- We may use or disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide you or to verify coverage with your insurance plan.

Health care operations- We may use or disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competency or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.

Your authorization
Most uses and disclosures that do not fall under treatment, payment, healthcare operations will require your written authorization. You may revoke this authorization (in writing) at any time.

Required by law
We may also use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

Your rights with respect to your protected health information
You have the right to restrict the disclosure of your protected health information (in writing). The request for restriction may be denied if the information is required for treatment, payment or healthcare operations. You have right to receive confidential communications regarding your protected health information. You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information. You have the right to amend your protected health information. You have the right to receive an account of disclosures of your protected health information. You have the right to a paper copy of this Notice of privacy practices.

Our responsibilities with respect to your protected health information
Friendly Universe is required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and notify you of any breaches that compromise your protected health information. We are required to abide by the terms of this Notice and reserve the right to change this Notice.

Changes
We occasionally review this Notice to make sure it complies with applicable laws and is relevant. We may need to update this Notice, and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If we change the terms of this Notice, the new terms will apply to all protected health information that we maintain, including protected health information that you provided to us before such changes were made. We will post the updated Notice on our Site and/or through other communications and will update the “Effective Date” at the top of the Notice. A copy of the Notice is also available upon request. Your continued use of the Services after we have posted an updated Notice constitutes your acceptance of the updated Notice.

Complaints
If you have complaints regarding the way your protected health information was handled, you may submit a complaint to support@ourfriendlyuniverse.com.
Questions?
If you have any questions about this Notice, please contact us at support@ourfriendlyuniverse.com.

Last updated: 2018-11-12 18:13