The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) regulates the use and disclosure of protected health information. This Notice summarizes some of the requirements of HIPAA. It is not a contract or guarantee and does not provide any additional or other rights not expressly provided under and required by HIPAA.
This Notice does not apply to health information that does not identify an individual. Such “de-identified” information is not protected health information.
Purpose of Notice
Voluntary compliance: ThouArt, LLC is voluntarily taking steps to maintain the privacy of protected health information since ThouArt, LLC is not a health care provider, but since we do ask you to disclose information which might limit your yoga fitness exercise to protect against injuries we wish to voluntarily inform you about:
• the practices of ThouArt, LLC regarding use and disclosure of your protected health information;
• your privacy rights with respect to your protected health information;
• ThouArt, LLC’s duties with respect to your protected health information;
• your right to file a complaint with ThouArt, LLC and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”); and
• the person or office to contact for further information about the privacy practices of ThouArt, LLC.
Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information
Disclosure to You - ThouArt, LLC may disclose your protected health information to you or your personal representative.
Disclosure to HHS - The Secretary of HHS may require use and disclosure of your protected health information to investigate or determine the ThouArt, LLC’s compliance with the privacy regulations under HIPAA. We may also disclose your protected health information as required by law.
Use and Disclosure for Payment, and Yoga and Health Fitness Administration
ThouArt, LLC and their business associates will use and disclose protected health information to carry out collection of payment, without your consent, authorization, or opportunity to agree or object. ThouArt, LLC may also use and disclose protected health information to contact you to provide reminders or information about yoga alternatives or other related services that may be of interest to you. As a Yoga and fitness corporation, ThouArt, LLC may share protected health information with each other to carry out Yoga and fitness instruction or exercise plans, or payment.
ThouArt, LLC may disclose protected health information to your Employer for purposes of administering Yoga and fitness instruction or exercise plans. Payment includes, but is not limited to, actions to make collection determinations and payment (including billing, claims management, subrogation, assignment, reimbursement, For example, ThouArt, LLC may tell a collection agency and their agents whether you owe a debt to ThouArt, LLC. ThouArt, LLC may also disclose protected health information to your employer or your family members or spouse. Also ThouArt, LLC may also disclose protected health information to any other authorized representatives you designate. At its sole discretion, ThouArt, LLC may request from you that you obtain a medical doctor’s written release to participate in any fitness activity.
Use and Disclosure with Your Authorization
Except as otherwise provided in this Notice or as required or permitted by applicable law, uses and disclosures of your protected health information will be made only with your written authorization. For example, ThouArt, LLC generally will not disclose your protected health information to an Employer for employment purposes or other non-health related purposes without your authorization. You may revoke an authorization in writing unless action has been taken in reliance on such authorization. The revocation of an authorization does not apply to any disclosures already made with authorization. The ThouArt, LLC cannot take back and have no obligation to remedy any such prior disclosures.