California Coastal Nutrition or Sarah Smith understands that protected health information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting health information about you.
For Treatment. We will obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing your protected health information (unless otherwise permitted or required by law). You may revoke this authorization in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing your information, except to the extent that we have already taken action in reliance on the authorization.
We may use protected health information about you to provide, coordinate or manage your care with your doctors, nurses, technicians, medical students, or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you. We may also share protected health information about you in order to coordinate the different things you need, such as prescriptions, lab work and x-rays.
Communications. We may contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment at the number or email you provide.
For Payment for Services. We may use information about you so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed to and payment may be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party.
As Required By Law. We will disclose protected health information about you when required to do so by federal, state or local law.
Health Risks. We may disclose protected health information about you to a government authority if we reasonably believe you are a victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence. We will only disclose this type of information to the extent required by law.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, we may disclose your information in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose health information about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made, either by us or the requesting party, to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
Business Associates. We may disclose information to business associates who perform services on our behalf (such as billing companies); however, we require them to appropriately safeguard your information.
Law Enforcement. We may release protected health information as required by law, or in response to an order or warrant of a court, a subpoena, or an administrative request.