Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy updated 10.14.2021

THIS IS THE WEBSITE OF KEMAH PALMS RECOVERY®, LLC DBA KEMAH PALMS RECOVERY® ALCOHOL & DRUG TREATMENT

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.

At Kemah Palms Recovery® we present this policy to comply with 45 C.F.R. §164.520

How We May Use and Disclose Health Information:

Routine Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information

We are permitted under federal law to use and disclose PHI, without your written authorization, for certain routine uses and disclosures, such as those made for treatment, payment, and the operation of our business. The following are examples of the types of routine uses and disclosures of PHI that we are permitted to make:

  1. For Treatment: Kemah Palms Recovery® (KPR) will use and disclose your PHI to provide, coordinate and manage your treatment. As an example, KPR will use your medical history to assess your health and perform requested services.
  2. For Payment: PHI will be used and disclosed, as needed, to obtain payment for the health care services we provide you.  Example: KPR may need to disclose a current medical condition to your health plan to facilitate payment for services rendered.
  3. For Health Care Operations: KPR may also use and disclose your PHI for to support our business activities. Example, KPR may disclose your PHI to accreditation organizations, auditors, or other consultants to review internal practices, evaluate operations, and seek improvements in the processes in place at KPR.

Uses and Disclosures That May Be Made Without Your Authorization or Opportunity to Object We may use or disclose your PHI in the following situations without your authorization or providing you the opportunity to object.

  1. Required by the Secretary of Health and Human Services: KPR may be required to disclose client PHI to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine KPR compliance with certain legal requirements.
  2. Required by Law: KPR may disclose PHI about client when entity is required to do so by federal, state, or local law.
  3. Public Health: KPR may disclose PHI about client in connection with certain public health reporting activities. KPR may disclose PHI to a public health authority authorized to collect or receive PHI including state health departments and federal health agencies.
  4. Abuse or Neglect: KPR may disclose PHI to a public health authority or other government authority authorized by law to receive reports of child abuse or neglect. KPR may also disclose PHI in situations of domestic abuse to a government agency authorized to receive such information.
  5. Health Oversight: KPR may disclose PHI in connection with certain health oversight activities of licensing and other agencies, such as audit, investigation, inspection, licensure, or disciplinary actions, and civil, criminal, or administrative proceedings.
  6. Judicial and Administrative Proceedings: KPR may disclose PHI in response to a warrant, subpoena, or other order of a court or administrative hearing body, and in connection with certain government investigations and law enforcement activities.
  7. Coroner and Funeral Directors: KPR may release PHI to a coroner, medical examiner or funeral director to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death.
  8. Workers’ Compensation: KPR may release your PHI to workers’ compensation insurers or similar programs.
  9. Serious Threat to Health or Safety: KPR may disclose PHI when necessary to prevent a serious threat to either clients’ or others health and safety.
  10. Specialized Government Functions: If a member of the Armed Forces, KPR may disclose PHI about client as required by military command authorities. KPR may release PHI about foreign military personnel to the appropriate foreign military authority.
  11. National Security and Intelligence Activities: KPR may disclose PHI to authorized federal officials for the purpose of determining client’s own security clearance and other national security activities authorized by law.
  12. Organ Donation: KPR may disclose PHI to organ procurement organizations as necessary to facilitate organ donation or transplantation if client is a registered organ donor.
  13. Research: KPR may disclose PHI to researchers when their research has been approved by an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of PHI.
  14. Business Associates: KPR may disclose PHI to business associates to enable associate to perform the tasks assigned to them. Business associates sign agreements of confidentiality of PHI.

Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Based upon Your Written Authorization

  1. Marketing: KPR must obtain client’s written authorization to use and disclose PHI for any marketing purposes.
  2. Sale of PHI: KPR must obtain client’s written authorization for any disclosure of PHI which constitutes a sale of PHI.
  3. Other Uses: KPR is required to obtain written authorization from client for uses and disclosures of PHI other than those described above. If permission is granted, client may revoke permission, in writing, at any time. If permission is revoked, KPR will no longer use or disclose protected information. We will be unable to take back any disclosures already made based upon your original permission.

 Your Rights Regarding Your PHI

You have the following rights regarding PHI we maintain about you:

  1. Right of Access to Inspect and Copy.

Client has the right, which may be restricted in certain circumstances, to inspect and copy PHI that may be used to make decisions about your care. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee for copies.

  1. Right to Amend

If client feels the PHI that KPR has on file is incorrect or incomplete, client may ask us to amend the information although KPR is not required to agree to the amendment.

  1. Right to Accounting of Disclosures.

Client has the right to request an accounting of the KPR disclosures relating to PHI.

  1. Right to Request Restrictions.

Client has the right to request a restriction or limitation on the use of PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations. KPR is not required to agree with client request.

  1. Right to Request Confidential Communication.

Client has the right to request to receive communications containing PHI from KPR by alternative means or at alternative locations.  Client has the right to request that KPR communicate with client in a certain way or at a certain location. One may ask that KPR contact client either at home or by mail. 

  1. Right to a Copy of this Notice. 
  1. Client has right to be notified if there is a breach of unsecured PHI.

 Complaints. You have the right to file a complaint in writing to us or to the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services if you believe we have violated your privacy rights. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

The confidentiality of substance use disorder treatment records regulations are found at title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 2.

If there are any questions about this Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact Kemah Palms Recovery, LLC. 1013 Delesandri Lane, Kemah, TX  77565

Phone: (713) 568-1210 x1016 or via email: moc.smlaphamek@ofni.

 

NOTICE of Website Privacy Practices

Kemah Palms operates the https://kemahpalms.com website.

This Privacy Policy informs one of the policies Kemah Palms Recovery uses in the collection, use and disclosure of personal data.  Also addressed in the policy are the choices one has relating to the data collected.

Information We Collect:

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, or through information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations. The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page and services. It is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. We do not set any cookies.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, please let us know by sending an e-mail.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by calling us. Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will be sure your name is removed from the list.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such telephone calls, please let us know by sending us e-mail or calling. Please provide us with your name and phone number.

With respect to Ad Servers: We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.