Effective Date: 4/2003; Revised 9/2013
Notice of Privacy Practices
Your health information is personal, and we are committed to preserving the confidential health information created or maintained at our hospital. Your health information is important to our ability to provide you with quality care, and to comply with certain laws that apply to all records about your care that occurs at our facility.
We are required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as state laws to: Maintain the privacy of your confidential health information, also your "protected health information" (PHI) and provide you with this notice about our duties and practices regarding your health information. This notice is completed during your admission process unless on file from a pervious admission, and maintained in your medical record. If you would like to receive another copy or have any questions regarding HIPAA, please ask your nurse to contact the Privacy Official at OCH.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement
As a recipient of Federal financial assistance, Oakes Community Hospital does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, or on the basis of disability or age in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, activities, or services, whether carried out by Oakes Community Hospital directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which CHI Oakes Hospital arranges to carry out its programs and activities.