(2) limited information to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person;
(3) about the victim of a crime even if, under certain very limited circumstances, we are unable to obtain the person’s agreement;
(4) about a death we believe may be the result of criminal conduct;
(5) about criminal conduct on our premises; and
(6) in an emergency to report a crime, the location of the crime or victims, or the identity, description or location of the person who committed the crime. Coroners, Medical Examiners and Funeral Directors. We may disclose Protected Health Information to a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying a deceased person, determining a cause of death, or other duties as authorized by law. We may disclose Protected Health Information to funeral directors, consistent with applicable law, as necessary to carry out their duties. Organ, Eye, Tissue Donation. We may disclose Protected Health Information to organizations that procure, bank or transplant organs or tissues. Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose Protected Health Information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. Public Health Activities. We may disclose Protected Health Information about you for public health activities such as to prevent or control disease, injury or disability; to report reactions to medications, food, or problems with products; to authority authorized by law to receive reports of child abuse or neglect. Health Care Operations. We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information in connection with our health care operations. These uses and disclosures are necessary to run The Sanctuary and to make sure all of our patients receive quality care. Health care operations may also include, but are not limited to, accreditation and licensing, and conducting training programs in which students, trainees, or practitioners in areas of health care learn under supervision to practice or improve their skills as health care providers. We may use your information to provide information on services that may be of interest to you. Military and Veterans. If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release Protected Health Information as required by military command authorities. We also may release Protected Health Information to the appropriate foreign military authority if you are a member of a foreign military. National Security and Intelligence Activities. We may release Protected Health Information to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counter-intelligence, and other national security activities authorized by law. To Avert a Serious Threat to Health or Safety. We may use and disclose Protected Health Information when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Disclosures, however, will be made only to someone who may be able to help prevent the threat. Victim of Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence. We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to an authorized government authority, including a social service or protective services agency if we reasonably believe you to be a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Data Breach Notification Purposes. We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to provide legally required notices of unauthorized access to or disclosure of your health information. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. We may disclose your Protected Health Information in response to a court or administrative tribunal order, a subpoena, a discovery request, or other lawful process but only when we have followed procedures required by law. Business Associates. We may disclose Protected Health Information to our “business associates” who perform certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of Protected Health Information on behalf of, or provides services to us. All of our business associates are obligated to protect the privacy of Protected Health Information and may use the information only for the purposes for which the business associate was engaged. Secretary of Health and Human Services. We are required to disclose your information to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services when the Secretary is investigating or determining our compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rules. USES AND DISCLOSURES THAT REQUIRE US TO GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBJECT AND OPT Disaster Relief. We may disclose your Protected Health Information to disaster relief organizations that seek your Protected Health Information to coordinate your care, or notify family and friends of your location or condition in a disaster. We will provide you with an opportunity to agree or object to such a disclosure whenever practical to do so. OTHER CATEGORIES Other uses and disclosures of Protected Health Information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to us will be made only with your written authorization. PATIENT RIGHTS Right to Access. You have the right to request to inspect and/or get copies of your Protected Health Information for as long as we maintain it as required by law. You must submit your request in writing to our Administrator. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing, staff time or other supplies associated with your request. We may deny your request to inspect and copy in certain circumstances. If you are denied access to Protected Health Information, you may request that the denial be reviewed. Another licensed health care professional chosen by The Sanctuary will review your request and the denial. The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request.We will comply with the outcome of the review. Right to an Electronic Copy of Electronic Medical Records. If your Protected Health Information is maintained in an electronic format (known as an electronic medical record or EMR), you have the right to request that an electronic copy of your record be given to you or transmitted to another individual or entity. Notification of a Breach. You have the right to be notified in the event that we (or one of our Business Associates) discovers a breach of any of your unsecured protected health information.
The Sanctuary Administrator
The Sanctuary at Sedona
2675 W. State Route 89A, #1115
Sedona AZ 86336
928-639-1300 U.S. Department of Health & Human Services If you would like to submit a complaint directly to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services please send it to the following address:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
877-696-6775 We support your right to privacy of your protected health information. You will not be retaliated against in any way if you choose to file a complaint with us or with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION This website is designed for general educational and informational purposes only and does not render medical advice. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or illness. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support – not replace – the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately. If you are seeking an alternative to substance abuse rehabilitation, including substance detoxification, please contact us. There is no licensing category for The Sanctuary at Sedona, and The Sanctuary at Sedona does not provide medical care. All medical care is directed by collaborating physicians who support our integrative approach. Our services are considered integrative or complementary to licensed allopathic medicine and healing arts services licensed by the state.