Last Updated: October 1, 2010
The Bethesda Lutheran Communities website (the “Site”) and its contents are owned by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc. (“Bethesda”). By using the Site you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms of Usage. Bethesda reserves the right to change these Terms of Usage at any time without further notice. The changes will be posted on this Terms of Usage page and the last revision date will be updated. Your continued use of the Site after such changes indicates your acceptance of the new Terms of Usage. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes.
All content on the Site is the proprietary property of Bethesda. You are granted a limited license to access and use the Site Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. You may not upload or republish Site Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet Site or incorporate the information in any other database.
You are responsible for ensuring that any materials or photos you post to the Site do not violate or infringe upon the copyright, patent, trademark, or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, and is posted with the permission of the owner of such rights.
You agree not to use the Site in any manner that can damage or disable the Site. You may not post or make available any material that contains software viruses or any other programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware.
The Site contains links to other web Sites (“Third Party Sites”). Such Third Party Sites are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by Bethesda, and Bethesda is not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by Bethesda. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies,
including privacy and data gathering practices, of any web site to which you navigate from the Site.
By visiting or using the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Usage and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Bethesda. With respect to any disputes or claims, you agree not to commence or prosecute any action in connection therewith other than in the state and federal courts located in Wisconsin, and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the state and federal courts of Wisconsin.
NOTICE OF BETHESDA’S PRIVACY PRACTICES
FOR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION OF SUPPORTED PERSONS
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.
This notice applies to all protected health information* (“PHI”) maintained by Bethesda. This notice will be followed by all members of Bethesda’s Workforce, including employees, contracted staff and volunteers, with respect to PHI maintained by Bethesda. If you have any questions after reading this Notice, please contact Bethesda’s HIPAA Privacy Officer or designee.
* Protected Health Information (PHI) is any individually identifiable health information, whether oral, written, or electronic, transmitted or maintained in any form or medium that is created or received by a health care provider, a health plan, or a health care clearinghouse; and relates to an individual’s past, present, or future physical or mental health condition or health care treatment, or the past, present or future payment for health care services provided to you; and either identifies you (for example, your name, social security number or medical record number) or can reasonably be used to find out your identity (address, telephone number, birth date, e-mail address, and names of relatives or employers).
Our Pledge Regarding Your Health Information
We are committed to the protection of PHI in accordance with applicable law and accreditation standards regarding your privacy. The health information about you is personal. This information may consist of paper, digital or electronic records but could also include photographs, videos and other electronic transmissions or recordings that are created during your care and treatment. A record of the care and services you receive is needed to provide you with quality care and to comply with legal requirements.
The law requires us to:
When releasing your PHI, Bethesda will follow a “Minimum Necessary” standard, whereby we will make reasonable efforts to limit the use and disclosure of your PHI in order to accomplish the intended purpose or job.
Uses and disclosures of health information not covered by this Notice or the laws that apply to Bethesda will be made only with your authorization.
In certain circumstances Bethesda may use and disclose PHI about you without your written consent as follows:
We will accommodate all reasonable requests. You must make any such request in writing submitted to Bethesda’s Privacy Officer or designee.
Right to Require Authorization: Your authorization is required for most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes, uses and disclosures of PHI for marketing purposes, and disclosures that constitute a sale of PHI.
Right to Revoke Authorization: If you authorize Bethesda to use or disclose your PHI, you may revoke that authorization, in writing, at any time. We are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission. To revoke an authorization you must contact Bethesda’s Privacy Officer or designee.
Right to Complain: If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with Bethesda or with the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with Bethesda, you must put your complaint in writing and address it to Privacy Officer, Jeff Kaczmarski. This person will assist you in filing your complaint and the necessary paper work. Filing a complaint will not affect your care and treatment. Important Notice: We reserve the right to revise or change this Notice and to make the new Notice provisions effective for all PHI Bethesda maintains. The most current copy of this Notice will be available for you. You have a right to obtain a paper copy of this Notice upon request.
How to Contact Us:
HIPAA Privacy Officer, Jeff Kaczmarski
Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc.
600 Hoffmann Dr.
Watertown, WI 53094
Email Address: Jeff.Kaczmarski@bethesdalc.org
Phone Number: 920-206-4406
Office for Civil Rights, Region V
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
233 North Michigan Ave., Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60601
Voice Phone 800-368-1019
Effective Date: The rights set forth in this Notice became effective on April 14, 2003 Last Revision Date: This Notice was revised February 15, 2019
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