HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
Every therapy practice is required by law to post a notice of privacy practices (NPP). My NPP includes a thorough discussion of HIPAA as relates to your therapy. Read my NPP below.
Have a look at these videos from the Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights to learn why it’s important that you read the notice of privacy practices. Please note that YouTube is not a HIPAA-compliant application, which means that when you view a YouTube video, that video appears in your user history if you are signed in to your Google account.
Purpose of the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
This notice describes how medical information about you (protected health information) may be used, protected, and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.“I”, “We”, and “You”
For this Notice of Privacy Practices and other documents on this website related to counseling services, “I” refers to the clinician in this practice, Michelle Robin Gould, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH. “You” refers to any potential, current, or past clients of the counseling services provided by the Michelle Robin Gould Corporation. “We” refers to the collective body of licensed therapy providers, any contractors operating within the services of the Michelle Robin Gould Corporation, and any staff or covered entities providing ancillary or administrative services for the Michelle Robin Gould Corporation.
Your Rights: An Overview
Your Choices: An Overview
Our Uses and Disclosures: An Overview
Your Security: An Overview
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA requires covered entities such as counselors and other health care practitioners to protect the privacy and security of your personal health information (PHI) while still allowing us to communicate with you and anyone you give us permission to communicate with regarding your care. The HIPAA privacy rule applies to PHI in any medium—paper, electronic, or verbal.
PHI: Protected Health Information
Individually Identifiable Health Information
What constitutes PHI?
Disclosure of Client Information
Information about HIPAA-Compliant Technology
Additional Information about HIPAA
Safeguards I take to protect your security and privacy
How you can protect your security and privacy
Signing Forms Securely Online
Passwords, Passphrases, & Passcodes
Password Dos: Creating Secure Passwords
Do not share your passwords.
Tips for Creating Safe Passwords, Passphrases, and Passcodes
Dangers of Using a Single Sign-on (SSO)
Understanding Your rights
Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record
Ask us to correct your medical record
Request confidential communications
Ask us to limit what we use or share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated
Uses and Disclosures
How do we typically use or share your health information?
Run our organization
Bill for the services you receive
How else can we use or share your health information?
Help with public health and safety issues
Comply with the law
Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests
Respond to lawsuits and legal actions
Changes to the terms of this notice
If you have questions about the Notice of Privacy Practices or any other questions about counseling services, please read the entire notice of privacy practices, my technology and security policies and procedures, my description of online counseling services, and the FAQs before sending your questions. If you are unable to locate the information you seek, please submit any questions about my counseling services via this HIPAA-compliant question form.