Disclaimer and Privacy Policy  

Tummy Tuck Specialists makes no warranties that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and Tummy Tuck Specialists is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. The information contained herein is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians or other healthcare professionals.

Tummy Tuck Specialists disclaims all liability resulting from treatment by any doctor referred. In no event shall Tummy Tuck Specialists have any liability for incidental or consequential damages.

Individual result may vary by patient and doctor. While the surgeons referred by Tummy Tuck Specialists have met certain criteria, no guarantees can be made by us regarding the expertise of the individual surgeons. We provide this information solely for your convenience and in exchange for a fee from the plastic surgeons named herein. We strongly recommend that prospective patients independently confirm all qualifications and expertise of the selected surgeon by contacting the medical boards and surgical societies to which they belong.

The information found herein may not be duplicated or redistributed in any form without the prior written permission of Tummy Tuck Specialists all rights reserved.

Tummy Tuck Specialists makes this Internet site available to all users for the sole purposes of providing informative educational resources on elective medically related procedures and to provide Internet access to medical resources. Tummy Tuck Specialists has obtained this information from sources, which it considers reliable, but Tummy Tuck Specialists does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

The information and resources at this Internet site are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, to contradict health advice given, or for medical care of any kind. In no event shall Tummy Tuck Specialists have any liability for incidental or consequential damages relating to the use of the Internet site or the information found thereat.

Any requests for Tummy Tuck Specialists 's permission to publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transfer, or otherwise use any materials contained in the Internet site should be e-mailed or mailed to Tummy Tuck Specialists for authorization. You agree not to add, change or delete any copyrighted or proprietary information from materials downloaded from this site or any site accessible through this site. By using this site, you expressly agree to be bound by the outlined policies.

By viewing and utilizing this site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Tummy Tuck Specialists from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to your violation of this agreement or use of this site in any unauthorized manner. Your use of this site shall constitute your acceptance of the aforementioned items of this disclaimer and copyright policy, as revised and modified, if any, every time you access this site. Tummy Tuck Specialists reserves the right to revise this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified agreement.

Privacy Policy

The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires all health care records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed to us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, be kept confidential. This federal law gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entitles that misuse personal health information. As required by HIPAA, we have prepared this explanation of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may use and disclose your health information.

1. Treatment: We may use health information about you to provide you with medical treatment or services. We may disclose health information about you to doctors, nurses, technicians, office staff or other personnel who are involved in taking care of you and your health.

2. Payment: We may use and disclose health information about you so that the treatment and services you receive may be billed and/or payment may be collected from you, and/or an insurance company or a third party.

3. Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose health information about you in order to make sure that patients receive quality care.

4. Appointment Reminders: We may contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment for consultation, treatment or medical care. Please notify us if you do not wish to be contacted for appointment reminders, or if you do not wish to receive communications about treatment alternatives or health-related products and services. If you do not wish to receive such communications, we will not use or disclosure your information for these purposes. We will disclose health information about you when required to do so by federal, state or local law.

MILITARY, VETERANS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE: If you are a member of the armed forces or part of the national security or intelligence communities, we may be required by military command or other government authorities to release health information about you. We may also release information about foreign military personnel to the appropriate foreign military personnel to the appropriate foreign military. Public Health Risks: We may disclose health information to health oversight agency for audits, investigations, inspections, or licensing purposes. These disclosures may be necessary for certain state and federal agencies to monitor the healthcare system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws. Lawsuits and Disputes: If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose health information about in response to a court or administrative order. Subject to all applicable legal requirements we may also disclose health information about you in response to a subpoena. Law Enforcement: We may release health information if asked to do so by a law enforcement official in response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process, subject to all applicable legal requirements. Information Not Personally Identifiable: We may use or disclose health information about you in a way that does not personally identify you or reveal who you are. Family and Friends: We may disclose health information about you or your family members or friends only if we obtain your verbal agreement to do so. We may also disclose health information to your family or friends if we can infer from the circumstances, based on our professional judgment that you would not object.

OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION: We will not use or disclose your health information for any purposes other than those identified in the previous sections without your specific, written Authorization. We must obtain your authorization separate from any consent we may have obtained from you. If you give us authorization to use or disclose health information about you, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU: You have the following rights regarding health information we maintain about you.

RIGHTS TO INSPECT AND COPY: You have the right to inspect and copy your health information such as medical and billing records that we use to make decisions about your care. If you request a copy of information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing or other associated supplies. We may deny your request to inspect and/or copy in certain limited circumstances. If you are denied access to your health information, you may ask that the denial be reviewed. If such a review is required by law, we will select a licensed healthcare professional to review your request and our denial. The person conducting the review will not be the person who denied your request, and we will comply with the outcome of the review.

RIGHT TO AMEND: If you believe health information about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. We may deny your request for an amendment if it is not in writing or does not include a reason to support the request.

RIGHT TO AN ACCOUNTING OF DISCLOSURES: You have the right to request an accounting of disclosures. This is a list of the disclosures we made of medical information about you for purposes other than treatment, payment and healthcare operations.

RIGHT TO REQUEST RESTRICTIONS: You have the right to request a limit on the health information we use or disclose about you for treatment, payment or healthcare operations. You also have the right to request a limit on the health information we disclose about you to someone who is involved in your care or the payment for it, like a family member or a friend.

RIGHT TO REQUEST CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about medical matters in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you can ask that we only contact you at work or by mail.

RIGHT TO A PAPER COPY OF THIS NOTICE: You have the right to a paper copy of this notice.

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. You have the right to file a complaint with us by calling the phone number below, or with the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Civil Rights in the event you feel your privacy rights have been violated. We are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices and to make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. Revisions to our Notice of Privacy Practices will be posted on the effective date.

 



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