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Please note: I am required to provide this notice by new federal legislation [the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)]:
The privacy of information sent via email cannot be guaranteed. I encourage you to consider this fact before communicating anything to me over the Internet that you would prefer to keep confidential. According to HIPAA, I am not permitted to communicate with you via email about anything that would be considered Protected Health Information (PHI), that is, information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health/condition and related physical or mental health care services. That is why I can only include information about appointment scheduling, location of my office, and matters relating to my policies and procedures in emails I send to clients or prospective clients.
In all professional relationships related to your physical or mental health, you have the right to adequate notice of how your Protected Health Information (PHI) may be used and disclosed. Your PHI can only be used without your specific authorization for purposes of treatment, payment, or health care operations, for the coordination and management of health care among your health care providers, by a health care provider with a third party (e.g., an insurance company), for consultations between your health care providers, and for referrals for health care from one provider to another. Any violation of your rights can be reported to the Office of Civil Rights of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Typically, mental health care practitioners offer more protection of your PHI than current law requires. If we establish a professional relationship, I will provide you with more detailed information about these matters.