Lifespan and its partners are required by federal law to provide a Privacy Notice that describes how the medical and health care information we maintain about you may be used or disclosed. Your health information is confidential. The Privacy Notice describes each use and disclosure of your information that we are permitted to make, as well as our obligations and your rights under the law.
Under a variety of circumstances we may use your medical information without obtaining your prior authorization. For example, we may use your information to
We may use your medical information in other situations, but you have the opportunity to object. For example, unless you object, the hospital directory will include limited information about you, or we may release information, as permitted under the law, about your condition to family and friends involved in, or who help pay for, your care.
While the records we maintain belong to us, you have rights with regard to the information contained in those records.
For example, you have the right to
All of these rights are subject to some exceptions, which are described in the attached privacy notice.
We are required to provide you with our Privacy Notice and to abide by its terms. We can amend the Privacy Notice from time to time. We reserve the right to make the amended or changed Notice effective for medical information we already have about you, as well as for any medical information we receive in the future.
If, after reviewing the Privacy Notice, you have any questions or need additional information, please call the hospital's contact person at the telephone number below or call the Lifespan Privacy Officer.