Empire City Laboratories (ECL) and its employees are committed to diligently adhering to its Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) which sets forth standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health. Empire City Laboratories employs appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization. The NPP also describes a patient’s rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.
ECL is committed to providing patients with quality health care in a confidential manner in accordance with applicable laws. These standards apply to ECL’s interaction with its patients, other health care providers, consultants, applicable regulatory bodies responsible for overseeing the laboratories operations and public and private third-party payors (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid, managed care companies, and HMOs)
ECL requires all personnel and affiliated practitioners to maintain the confidentiality and security of a patient’s health information in accordance with state and federal standards. To ensure that ECL’s expectations are met, its HIPAA Compliance Program is an integral part of ECL’s mission and business operations.
This Notice of Privacy Practice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information: