The HIPAA Privacy Rule

 

What information is protected?

All medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by a covered entity in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are covered by the final rule.

For what disclosures and uses must consent be obtained by a provider?

The Privacy Rule states that:

In general, “[a] covered health care provider [with a direct treatment relationship] must obtain the individual’s consent,…prior to using or disclosing protected health information to carry out treatment, payment, or health care operations.” (See section [§] 164.506, 65 Federal Register [F.R.] p. 82810, for complete requirements.)

If you need further information about the HIPAA Privacy Rule, please visit HIPAA Privacy Rule and Public Health: Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information.

Privacy Policy

Personal information provided to Drskylizard.com which identifies a person who received medical and/or surgical care will not be made available to the public. You and/or your health care provider may be contacted for follow-up information by Drskylizard.com staff after your initial report is received.

Please see The HIPAA Privacy Rule section on this page for specific information about the data collected on the Drskylizard.com form, what is done with the data, and how long it is stored.

Unless you voluntarily provide additional information, Drskylizard.com collects only the following information as you browse through the Drskylizard.com Web site.

  • The domain name and browser you use to access the internet;
  • The date and time of your visit;
  • The pages you visited;
  • The address of the Web site you visited immediately prior to visiting the Drskylizard.com site; and
  • The type of browser and operating system you used to access our Web site.

Drskylizard.com collects this information for statistical purposes and for evaluation to ensure that the Drskylizard.com Web site is useful and easy to use.

We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Web site logs do not contain personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with the individual visitors. that actually browse the Web site

If you send an e-mail message to Drskylizard.com or complete a questionnaire, form, or other online survey, Drskylizard.com will maintain the information in accordance with applicable federal law.

Drskylizard.com does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about Drskylizard.com Web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Drskylizard.com employs software programs to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

If you have any questions, complaints or comments regarding the Drskylizard.com Privacy Policy practices, please contact Drskylizard.com:

Drskylizard.com
501 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 694-5861

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Secure Sockets Layer for Data Transmission

 

Information supplied in the on-line submission form is transmitted securely to Drskylizard.com using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Ensuring that communications remain secure between users and the Web server is a critical issue. SSL is the protocol developed to transmit private documents via the Internet. It works by using a public key to encrypt data that’s transferred over the SSL connection. Internet Explorer support SSL and many Web sites use the protocol to obtain confidential user information, such as credit card numbers. By convention, Web pages that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:. Please review RSA Security Inc.’s SSL Questions and Answers for more information.

Use of Cookies

The Drskylizard.com Web site uses non-persistent, temporary or session cookies to assist in analyzing Web site usage more accurately. Non-persistent cookies are small amounts of information stored by your web browser software on your computer workstation, but are not stored on your computer’s hard drive and do not collect personal information. They are stored in memory and erased as soon as you leave the Web site.

Unless you provide additional information voluntarily, Drskylizard.com collects only the following information as you browse through the Drskylizard.com Web site.

  • The date and time of your visit
  • The pages you visited
  • The address of the Web site you visited immediately prior to visiting the Drskylizard.com site
  • The type of browser and operating system you use

Drskylizard.com collects this information for statistical purposes and to ensure the Drskylizard.com Web site is easy to use. We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. Our Web site logs do not contain personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with individual visitors.

If you send an e-mail message to Drskylizard.com or complete a questionnaire, form, or other online survey, Drskylizard.com will maintain the information in accordance with applicable federal law. Drskylizard.com does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about Drskylizard.com Web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, Drskylizard.com employs software programs to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

About Links to Other Web Sites

As a resource for our users, the Drskylizard.com Web site maintains a variety of links to other governmental, educational, and        not-for-profit Web sites with information on vaccines and vaccine safety. If you access another site through a link we provide, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site. Reference on these Web sites to commercial products, services, manufacturers, or companies does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. government, the Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, or CDC. Drskylizard.com is not responsible for the content of any pages referred from its Web site.

We welcome suggestions from our users for new useful links. Please contact Drskylizard.com with new links or comments/suggestions on existing links.

Copyright Status Disclaimer

CDC, FDA, and other government information included on the Drskylizard.com Web site is in the public domain; however, the Drskylizard.com site may reference or links to information may be found on the Drskylizard.com Web site that is owned or created by others that and therefore is copyrighted materials and not in the public domain. Those other parties retain all rights to publish or reproduce those documents or to allow others to do so. Any copyrighted materials included on this Web site remain the property of their respective owners or /creators and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without permission from the copyright holder. It is not the intent of Drskylizard.com to violate or infringe upon any copyrights. If you have any questions, please contact Drskylizard.com.

Liability Disclaimer

Drskylizard.com does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in documents available from the Drskylizard.com Web site.

Medical Information Disclaimer

CDC and FDA do not provide individual medical treatment advice or diagnosis. If individual medical or health care advice is needed, please consult a qualified health care provider. If emergency or crisis care is needed, call 911 or your local emergency services facility.

Accessibility (Section 508)

Drskylizard.com is working to ensure that the information available at this Web site is accessible to all. To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of federal electronic information products, please see HHS Implementation of Section 508.

Technical Requirements

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Additional Information

 

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