Please note that the Policy applies only to Back Institute Services, but not to other Web sites to which we may link, or to third parties or advertisers on the Sites.
Back Institute has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.
Back Institute is required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your protected health information. Back Institute is also required by law to provide our patients with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your personal information. This notice is a summary of the applicable law and Back Institute's policies.
If a patient, or someone for a patient, provides a phone number or other contact info, then they agree to be contacted by the Back Institute, or another doctor's office (outside doctor). The patient agrees that if they are seen, evaluated or treated by another doctor (outside doctor) that the Back Institute is not responsible or liable for any care, or lack of care, so provided.
Back Institute shares information and images that are provided to us with the doctors and surgeons that need to see it, in order to potentially be of help to the patient.
Back Institute does not control any cookies you may receive from an advertiser or other third party and these cookies are not subject to this Policy, although the advertiser may have their own policy.
Disclosure of Your Health Care Information
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We may disclose your health care information to other healthcare professionals within our practice for the purpose of treatment, payment, healthcare operations and outside our practice to medical providers whose opinion or treatment is medically necessary.
We may disclose your health information to your insurance provider or other third party payee on your behalf for the purpose of obtaining payment.
We may disclose your health information to (a) notify or assist in notifying a family member or another person responsible for your care about your medical condition or (b) in the event of a medical emergency.
We may disclose your health information to law enforcement agencies for purposes such as identifying or locating a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person, complying with a court order or subpoena, and other law enforcement purposes.
We may disclose your health information to public agencies such as military forces and agencies related to national security and governmental benefits in order to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a particular person or to the general public.
Your Health Information Rights
You have the right to have your health information received or communicated through an alternative method or sent to an alternative location upon your request.
You have the right to copy your health information.
You have a right to a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time upon request.
Questions and Complaints
If you have questions about any part of this notice, if you want more information about your privacy rights, or if you have a complaint about how Back Institute has handled your personal or health information please call 310-659-8498.