An Unwavering Commitment to
HIPAA Privacy Policy

Amerimed Pharmacy
Last Updated: September 5, 2023

Amerimed Pharmacy is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your protected health information (PHI) as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its related regulations. This HIPAA Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the use and disclosure of PHI, your rights concerning your PHI, and our obligations under HIPAA.

1. Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI)

Amerimed Pharmacy may use and disclose PHI for the following purposes:

  • 1.1 Treatment: We may use and disclose your PHI to provide, coordinate, or manage your healthcare and any related services. This includes sharing your PHI with healthcare providers involved in your treatment.
  • 1.2 Payment: We may use and disclose your PHI to bill and collect payment for the services and products we provide to you. This may involve sharing your PHI with insurance companies or other third-party payers.
  • 1.3 Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose your PHI for our healthcare operations, including activities such as quality improvement, auditing, compliance, and customer service.
  • 1.4 Business Associates: We may share your PHI with third-party business associates who perform services on our behalf and are required to protect your PHI.
  • 1.5 Required by Law: We may use or disclose your PHI when required by federal, state, or local law.
  • 1.6 Public Health: We may disclose PHI for public health activities, such as reporting communicable diseases or tracking medication recalls.
  • 1.7 Legal Proceedings: In response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, or other lawful process, we may disclose your PHI.
  • 1.8 Health Oversight: We may disclose PHI to health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, and inspections.
  • 1.9 Law Enforcement: We may disclose PHI to law enforcement agencies for purposes such as identifying or locating suspects, witnesses, or victims of a crime.
  • 1.10 Research: We may use or disclose your PHI for research purposes, provided that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your privacy.
  • 1.11 De-identification: We may de-identify your PHI in accordance with HIPAA standards, making it no longer subject to the privacy protections of HIPAA.
  • 1.12 Notification: We may use or disclose your PHI to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative, or another person responsible for your care about your location, general condition, or death.
  • 1.13 Other Uses and Disclosures: We may use or disclose your PHI for purposes not specifically listed in this policy as required or permitted by law, with your written authorization.

2. Your Rights Regarding PHI

As a patient, you have the following rights regarding your PHI:

  • 2.1 Right to Access: You have the right to inspect and obtain a copy of your PHI maintained by Amerimed Pharmacy.
  • 2.2 Right to Request Amendments: You may request amendments to your PHI if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • 2.3 Right to an Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request a list of certain disclosures of your PHI made by Amerimed Pharmacy during the previous six years.
  • 2.4 Right to Request Restrictions: You may request restrictions on how your PHI is used or disclosed for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.
  • 2.5 Right to Request Confidential Communications: You have the right to request that we communicate with you about your PHI in a specific way or at a specific location to preserve your privacy.
  • 2.6 Right to a Paper Copy of this Policy: You have the right to receive a paper copy of this HIPAA Privacy Policy upon request.

3. Complaints
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with Amerimed Pharmacy or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

4. Contact Information

If you have questions about this HIPAA Privacy Policy or would like to exercise your rights regarding your PHI, please contact:
Privacy Officer Amerimed Pharmacy
5044 Crenshaw Rd., Ste. 500B
Pasadena, TX 77505

(281) 680-9000
[email protected]

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • Amerimed Pharmacy reserves the right to change this HIPAA Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective upon posting a revised policy on our website and notifying you of such changes.
  • By using our services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this HIPAA Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Effective Date: September 5, 2023