Florida medical doctors consultants (FMDC): Notice of privacy policy

Protected patient information that is obtained by Florida Medical Doctors Consultants is covered under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Medical information regarding our patients and their health is personal. The staff of Florida Medical Doctors Consultants are committed to protecting our patients private medical information. This notice applies to information and records we receive regarding their health as well as the health care and services they receive through the physicians at Florida Medical Doctors Consultants.

The medical information may include information written or received by the staff of Florida Medical Doctors Consultants, information obtained in the form of written or electronic records or verbal communications. This may include information about patient health history, health status, symptoms, examinations, test results, diagnoses, treatments, procedures, prescriptions, related billing activity and other kinds of health related information.

This notice covers how medical information about patients may be used and disclosed and how patients are able to access this information. Please read and review carefully.

Protected health information

Protected Health Information (PHI) is information that identifies patients and relates to their identity and their past, present or future medical history. It includes information on patient medical records and personal information such as name, social security number, address and phone number.

Patient Rights

Patients have the right to -

  • Ask to see and get a paper or electronic copy of their health records

  • Have corrections made to their paper or electronic health records

  • Obtain a notice that tells them how their health information may be used and shared

  • Decide if they want to give their permission before health information can be used or shared for certain purposes

  • Get a report on when and why their health information was shared for certain purposes

  • File a complaint if they feel their rights are being denied or that their health records aren't being protected.

Florida Medical Doctors Consultants responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information

  • We will let you know immediately if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your personal and health information

  • We are required to follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.

  • We will not use or share your information other than what has been outlined in this notice unless you give us written consent. If you do give us written consent to use or share your information, you are allowed to revoke that right at any time by giving us a written notice that that you have changed your mind.

Privacy and patient rights