Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices

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 VERY CAREFULLY.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires us to protect and maintain the privacy our patient’s identifiable health information. The standards are meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system. We are dedicated and committed to implementing appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the privacy of Protected Health Information.

We may use and disclose your Protected Health Information for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations purposes and for other purposes permitted by law.

For Treatment: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information for treatment purposes. We may disclose your protected health information, including your diagnostic test results to doctors, affiliates, technologists, or other health care physicians who are involved in your care.

For Payment: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information for health care operations. Your insurance health plan or other third party may request us to send them your Protected Health Information to process a claim for payment on services provided to you from Diagnos-Techs, Inc.

For Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to ensure you receive quality care. We may use your health information to review our treatment and services, evaluate performance and qualifications, conducting training programs, and other administrative tasks.

As required by law, we may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to Health and Human Services upon request.

We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to public health departments, such as the FDA for reporting communicable disease results as required by law.

We may use or disclose your Protected Health Information to prevent or lessen a threat to the health or safety of the public.

If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, we may use or disclose your health information when we are requested to do so by a court or an administrative order.

When State Law is more restrictive than the Federal Law, we must comply with the State Law. Washington state law prohibits diagnostic laboratories to release test results directly to the patients. Therefore, you must get a copy of your test results from your ordering provider.

If you have consent or an authorization on file with us, you have the right to revoke this consent or authorization at any time. This request must be provided to us in writing. We are unable to take back any disclosures that have already been processed.

You have the right to request a paper copy of this notice.

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to report a complaint to Diagnos-Techs, Inc. or the US Department of Health and Human Services.

You will not be penalized or retaliated against for filing a complaint.

By written notice:

Diagnos-Techs, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Officer
19110 66th Ave S, Bldg G
Kent, WA   98032  USA

Or by email: complaint@diagnostechs.com

Or by phone: 800-878-3787

Diagnos-Techs, Inc. reserves the right to make any changes to this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time. Diagnos-Techs, Inc. is required to comply with the current Privacy Practices and will promptly post the revised Notice of Privacy Practices on our website if there are any changes made.