Osawatomie & Paola Eye Care, Eye Doctors and Optometrists at Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie, Kansas

Osawatomie Eye Doctors
Osawatomie Optometrists

Full Service Eye Center

All of the doctors, technicians and optical staff members at Eyecare Associates are dedicated to serving the complete eye care needs of you and your family.

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We are Accepting New Patients

Serving the greater Osawatomie & Paola, Kansas Region.

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Eyecare Associates Privacy Information

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

THIS NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE 03/10/03 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Read Our Brochure on Privacy Practices

Right to Notice

As a patient, you have the right to adequate notice of the uses and disclosures of your protected health information. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA), Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie can use your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations.

  • Treatment - We may use or disclose your health information to a physician or other healthcare provider providing treatment to you.
  • Payment - We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services we provide you.
  • Health care operations - We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations. Healthcare operations include quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competency or qualifications of healthcare professionals, evaluating provider performance, conducting training programs, accreditation, certification, licensing or credentialing activities.

Your Authorization

Most uses and disclosures that do not fall under treatment, payment, health care operations will require your written authorization. Upon signing, you may revoke your authorization (in writing) through our practice at any time.

Emergency Situations

In the event of your incapacity or an emergency situation, we will disclose health information to a family member, or another person responsible for your care, using our professional judgment. We will only disclose health information that is directly relevant to the person's involvement in your healthcare.

Required by Law

We may also use or disclose your health information when we are required to do so by law.

Abuse or Neglect

We may disclose your health information to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the victim of other crimes. We may disclose your health information to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to you or other people's health or safety.

National Security

We may disclose the health information of Armed Forces personnel to military authorities under certain circumstances. We may disclose health information to authorized federal officials required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence and other national security activities. We may disclose health information of inmates or patients to the appropriate authorities under certain circumstances.

Appointment Reminders

We may use or disclose your health information to provide you with appointment reminders via phone, e-mail or letter.

Your Rights as a Patient

You have the rights to restrict the disclosure of your protected health information (in writing). The request for restriction may be denied if the information is required for treatment, payment or health care operations.

-You have the right to receive confidential communications regarding your protected health information.

-You have the right to inspect and copy your protected health information.

-You have the right to amend your protected health information.

-You have the right to receive an account of disclosures of your protected health information.

-You have the right to a paper copy of this notice of privacy practices

Legal Requirements

Eyecare Associates of Osawatomie is required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information. We are required to abide by the terms of this notice as it is currently stated, and reserve the right to change the notice. The policies in any new notice will not be in effect until they are posted to this site, or are available within our office.

Complaints

If you have complaints regarding the way your protected health information was handled, you may submit a complaint in writing to our office. You will not be retaliated against in any manner for a complaint.

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Call for an Eye Doctor Appointment in Osawatomie, KS at: (913) 256-2176