The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), signed into law on August 21, 1996, requires health care providers give notice to patients detailing their rights to privacy and information concerning how their health information will be used and disclosed and who will have access to their medical records. This information is contained in the Notice of Privacy Practices that your health care providers make available to every patient.
The Virginia Physicians, Inc. Notice of Privacy Practices describes how a patient’s “protected health information” may be used and disclosed and how you may gain access to this information. “Protected health information” is any information, including demographics, that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health. We at Virginia Physicians, Inc. believe that patient’s medical information is private and they have the right to review their medical records and understand how their medical information will be used. We balance protecting patient information with ensuring caregivers have the information they need to properly care for patients. To read our complete ‘Notice of Privacy Practices’, click the link below.
For more information or to file a complaint, contact the following:
VPI Privacy Officer
4900 Cox Road, Suite 155
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Ave. S.W.
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201