The HIPAA privacy rules give individuals the right to request a restriction of uses and disclosures of their protected health information. The individual is also provided the right to request confidential communications or that communications be made via alternative means such as sending information to the individuals place of employment instead of their home.

PRIVACY RULES REQUIRE US TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO LIMIT THE USE OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THE MINIMUM NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THE INTENDED PURPOSE. USES AND DISCLOSURES ARE PERMITTED WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT AN EMERGENCY. MY SIGNATURE ALSO IMPLIES I RECEIVED THE GENERAL OFFICE PRIVACY GUIDELINES. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE OFFICE USES TEXT/EMAILS FOR SOME NON HEALTH RELATED COMMUNICATIONS (REMINDERS, OFFICE HOURS ALERTS, GENERIC HEALTH INFORMATION) AND WILL ALERT STAFF IF I DO NOT WISH THEM TO DO SO.