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PRIVACY POLICY

Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

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NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

A-Z Women’s Center of Las Vegas and staff are committed to protection the privacy of your health record and the confidentiality of your visit. Even though we are NOT subject to the HIPAA law, our commitment to your privacy EXCEEDS the requirements of the law. Your healthcare record, known as a chart, and the information it contains will not be disclosed or released to any one outside this office without your written authorization except as allowed by state or federal law. NO ONE, including your parent or spouse, will be allowed access to your information without your written authorization except when required by law. Whenever possible, the information will be “de-identified,” that means your name, address, and other identifying information will be removed.

A-Z Women’s Center will use your health information for the purpose of:

  • Treatment
    For example, information obtained by us will be used by staff members to determine the best treatment for you.
  • Payment
    If you want to submit a claim to your insurance company for reimbursement, we will assist you in preparing the necessary forms. Most insurance companies do NOT pay for our services, but every company is different and some may pay in special circumstances.
  • Regular Healthcare Operations
    For example, members of our staff may use some information in your chart to assess the care you received and the outcomes for the purpose of our Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
  • Business Associates
    A-Z Women’s Center is an affiliated teaching facility of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and as such may have medical students and/or resident physicians in training. Information may also be shared with our insurance company in response to litigation. De-identified statistical information may be released to the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and other organizations to improve the quality of our care. Any outside agency will also be required to safeguard your information.

Disclosures Required by Law:

United States Government A-Z Women’s Center of Las Vegas may be required by law to report health information related to adverse events with regard to defective products to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or the Health and Human Services Administration (HHS).

  • State of Nevada
    The State requires reporting of statistical information regarding abortions, including age, race, marital status, and city of residence. We WILL NOT release your name, address, or any identifying information.
  • Public Health
    A-Z Women’s Center of Las Vegas may be required by law to report health information related to preventing certain communicable diseases, injury or disability.
  • Law Enforcement
    A-Z Women’s Center Of Las Vegas may be required to report health information in response to a valid subpoena such as in cases of abuse or other crimes