Commitment to Privacy
The appropriate collection, use and disclosure of clients’ personal health information is fundamental to our day-to-day operations.
Protecting the privacy and the confidentiality of client personal information is important to the staff at Your Manifestation Coach.
We strive to provide our clients with excellent medical care and service. Every member of Your Manifestation Coach must abide by our commitment to privacy in the handling of personal information. This policy was last modified on the 8th day of November, 2016.
What is Personal Health Information?
Personal health information means identifying information about an individual relating to their physical or mental health (including medical history), the providing of health care to the individual, payments or eligibility for health care and facility health identifying number.
Principles of Privacy
- Identifying Purposes: Why We Collect Information
We ask you for information to establish a relationship and better serve your needs. We obtain most of our information about you directly from you, or from other health practitioners whom you have seen and authorized to disclose to us. You are entitled to know how we use your information and this is described in the Privacy Statement posted in our website: http://YourManifestationCoach.com.
We will limit the information we collect to what we need for those purposes, and we will use it only for those purposes. We will obtain your consent if we wish to use your information for any other purpose.
You have the right to determine how your personal health information is used and disclosed. For most consultation purposes, your consent is implied as a result of your consent to services, however, in all circumstances expressed consent must be written.
Your written consent will be documented in your client information records where all client service providers and their supporting staff will have access to it while involved with your case.
Clients who withdraw consent after initial consent has been given, must sign and date the Consent to Withdrawal Form. It is understood that the consent directive applies only to the client’s health information, which the patient has already provided, and not to client’s health information, which the patient might provide in the future.
Your written Consent to Withdrawal Form will be documented in your client records and notify appropriate service care providers and their supporting staff.
- Limiting Collection
We collect information by fair and lawful means and collect only that information which may be necessary for purposes related to the provision of your service.
- Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
The information we request from you is used for the purposes defined. We will seek your consent before using the information for purposes beyond the scope of the posted Privacy Statement.
We will retain your information only for the time it is required for the purposes we describe and once your personal information is no longer required, it will be destroyed. However, due to our on-going exposure to potential claims, some information is kept for a longer period.
Clients may be required to sign and date a Consent to Disclose Client Health Information Form and pay a fee based on current Administrative rates prior to release of information.
We endeavor to ensure that all decisions involving your personal information are based upon accurate and timely information. While we will do our best to base our decisions on accurate information, we rely on you to disclose all material information and to inform us of any relevant changes.
- Safeguards: Protecting Your Information
We protect your information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. Your Manifestation Coach maintains personal information in a combination of paper and electronic files. Recent paper records concerning individuals’ personal information are stored in files kept onsite at our office. Older records may be stored securely offsite.
Access to personal information will be authorized only for employees associated with Your Manifestation Coach, and other agents who require access in the performance of their duties, and to those otherwise authorized by law.
Our computer systems are password-secured and constructed in such a way that only authorized individuals can access secure systems and databases.
If you send us an e-mail message that includes personal information, such as your name included in the “address”, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Please remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, you should not send it electronically unless the e-mail is encrypted or your browser indicates that the access is secure.
- Openness: Keeping You Informed
If you have any additional questions or concerns about privacy, we invite you to contact us by phone and we will address your concerns to the best of our ability.
- Access and Correction
With limited exceptions, we will give you access to the information we retain about you within a reasonable time, upon presentation of a written request and satisfactory identification.
We may charge you a fee for this service and if so, we will give you notice in advance of processing your request.
If you find errors of fact in your personal health information, please notify us as soon as possible and we will make the appropriate corrections. We are not required to correct information relating to clinical observations or opinions made in good faith. You have a right to submit a short statement of disagreement to your record if we refuse to make a requested change.
If we deny your request for access to your personal information, we will advise you in writing of the reason for the refusal and you may then challenge our decision.
- Challenging Compliance
In most cases, an issue is resolved simply by telling us about it and discussing it.
You can reach us at:
Email: [email protected]