Privacy Policy

Effective 1/1/2020

Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.

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.

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Correct your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication
  • Ask us to limit the information we share
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

  • Tell family and friends about your condition
  • Provide disaster relief
  • Include you in a facility directory
  • Provide mental health and/or substance abuse treatment

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

•       Treat you

•       Run our organization

•       Bill for your services

•       Help with public health and safety issues

•       Do research

•       Comply with the law

•       Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

•       Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

•       Collect feedback

Your Rights

When it comes to your health information, you have certain rights. This section explains your rights and some of our responsibilities to help you.

Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record

  • You can ask to see or get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Ask us how to do this.
  • We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.

Ask us to correct your medical record

  • You can ask us to correct health information about you that you think is incorrect or incomplete. Ask us how to do this.
  • We may say “no” to your request, but we’ll tell you why in writing within 60 days.

Request confidential communications

  • You can ask us to contact you in a specific way (for example, home or office phone) or to send mail to a different address.
  • We will say “yes” to all reasonable requests.

Ask us to limit what we use or share

  • You can ask us not to use or share certain health information for treatment, payment, or our operations. We are not required to agree to your request, and we may say “no” if it would affect your care.
  • If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.

Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information

  • You can ask for a list (accounting) of the times we’ve shared your health information for six years prior to the date you ask, who we shared it with, and why.
  • We will include all the disclosures except for those about treatment, payment, and health care operations, and certain other disclosures (such as any you asked us to make). We’ll provide one accounting a year for free but will charge a reasonable, cost-based fee if you ask for another one within 12 months.

Get a copy of this privacy notice

You can ask for a paper copy of this notice at any time, even if you have agreed to receive the notice electronically. We will provide you with a paper copy promptly.

 Choose someone to act for you

  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information.
  • We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.

File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated

  • You can complain if you feel we have violated your rights by contacting us using the information on page 1.
  • You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.
  • We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Your Choices

For certain health information, you can tell us your choices about what we share. If you have a clear preference for how we share your information in the situations described below, talk to us. Tell us what you want us to do, and we will follow your instructions.

In these cases, you have both the right and choice to tell us to:

  • Share information with your family, close friends, or others involved in your care
  • Share information in a disaster relief situation
  • Include your information in a facility directory

If you are not able to tell us your preference, for example if you are unconscious, we may go ahead and share your information if we believe it is in your best interest. We may also share your information when needed to lessen a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In these cases we never share your information unless you give us written permission:

  • Marketing purposes
  • Sale of your information
  • Most sharing of psychotherapy notes

Our Uses and Disclosures

How do we typically use or share your health information?

We typically use or share your health information in the following ways.

Treat you

We can use your health information and share it with other professionals who are treating you.

Example: A doctor treating you for an injury asks another doctor about your overall health condition.

Run our organization

We can use and share your health information to run our practice, improve your care, and contact you when necessary.

Example: We use health information about you to manage your treatment and services.

 Bill for your services

We can use and share your health information to bill and get payment from health plans or other entities.

Example: We give information about you to your health insurance plan so it will pay for your services.

How else can we use or share your health information?

We are allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/index.html.

Help with public health and safety issues

We can share health information about you for certain situations such as:

  • Preventing disease
  • Reporting adverse reactions to medications
  • Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence
  • Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety

Do research

We can use or share your information for health research and program improvement.

Comply with the law

We will share information about you if state or federal laws require it, including with the Department of Health and Human Services if it wants to see that we’re complying with federal privacy law.

Work with a medical examiner or funeral director

We can share health information with a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director when an individual dies.

Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests

We can use or share health information about you:

  • For workers’ compensation claims
  • For law enforcement purposes or with a law enforcement official
  • With health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law
  • For special government functions such as military, national security, and presidential protective services

Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

We can share health information about you in response to a court or administrative order, or in response to a subpoena when issued by a judge.

Our Responsibilities

  • We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.
  • We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.
  • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.
  • We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.

Changes to the Terms of this Notice

We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.

Please contact the following Privacy Officer if you have any questions or concerns about you privacy and confidentiality rights, or if you believe your privacy rights have been compromised in any way:

Ross Morton, CEO

ross@newdawnts.com

916-784-1149

New Dawn Treatment Centers Website Privacy Policy

Use of New Dawn Treatment Center’s (”New Dawn”) web site located at www.newdawntreatmentcenters.com (“Web Site”) is subject to this Privacy Policy. By using or accessing New Dawn’s Web Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. The policy is designed to help you (the “User”) understand how New Dawn collects and uses the personal information you decide to share via the Web Site and to help you make informed decisions when using our web site.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact New Dawn at info@newdawnts.com

When you visit the Web Site you may provide New Dawn with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by New Dawn, and Web Site use information collected by New Dawn, or its third party web site vendors, as you interact with the Web Site.

Contact Information

When you sign up on the Web Site, you provide New Dawn with certain personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, and zip code. New Dawn will use that information to e-mail you information about New Dawn’s activities and services. Your contact information will not be shared with any third parties, except as provided below. Other than as described in this Privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of New Dawn, or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, New Dawn will not share or sell the personal information you provide through the Web Site.

Cookies and Log Files

New Dawn, or its third party web site vendors, may use “cookies” in connection with the Web Site. These vendors are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a User’s hard drive but does not itself contain any personal information. New Dawn uses cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. A User can configure his or her browser to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie. New Dawn also collects IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track User movement through the Web Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Updating Information, Opting-out, and Permission-Based Communications

Users will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive future communications from New Dawn. Users can update their personal information and unsubscribe (opt-out) from receiving future communications from New Dawn by following the instructions at the end of any e-mail.

If you have received an unwanted, unsolicited e-mail sent via the Web Site or purporting to be sent via New Dawn, please forward the e-mail with your comments to info@newdawnts.com for our review.

Revisions

New Dawn reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If New Dawn makes changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s effective date. New Dawn encourages you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current Privacy Policy.