Patient Privacy Statement

Protecting Your Privacy

According to the federal law named the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" (HIPAA), you have rights concerning the use of individual identifiable health information. Only individuals with a legitimate "need to know" may access, use, or disclose patient information.

Protected health information may be released to other covered healthcare providers without patient authorization if used for treatment, payment, healthcare operations or for public good purposes as permitted by state and federal laws. Disclosures of protected health information for uses and disclosures outside treatment, payments and healthcare operations require patient authorization.

For more information regarding your privacy rights, please contact Miranda McGhee, CVMC Privacy Officer at (276) 596-6000.