In accordance with the Federal Privacy Laws (HIPAA), abortion clinics keep medical information and records confidential and will only use them for patient treatment, health care operations, and billing purposes.
Treatment: Physicians, clinicians, and staff will use your medical information to give you the best possible care.
Health Care Operation: Abortion clinics will use this information for appropriate follow-up care, patient notification, statistical & regulatory requirements, and internal quality assurance programs.
Billing Purposes: Abortion clinics will use your medical information to bill the appropriate third parties for your care.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WITH EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES
1. Health information will be given to family members in case of an emergency or under other circumstances with proper authorization and documentation.
2. Health information may be given to other physicians or institutions under emergency situations.
3. Information may be given to proper authorities when neglect or abuse is alleged or suspected.
4. Information may be provided to courts or other agencies when a subpoena is issued to this office.