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BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON SERVING Sugar Land, Houston, Galveston, richmond, Rosenberg and nearby areas of TEXAS.
This notice discloses the privacy practices for www.bodiesbyatun.com. It applies only to information collected by this web site.
This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.
What Information We Gather
We collect information in two ways: what you provide voluntarily and what we or our agents collect automatically.
Information you voluntarily provide may include:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your telephone number(s)
- Your mailing address
- Your location
- Your gender and other demographic data
- Personal health information (if you so choose)
Information we or our agents collect automatically may include:
- Your IP address
- Your operating system
- Your device type
- Your browser ID and other information related to how you interacted with our website.
Some cookies are utilized to make advertisements presented to you more relevant to you and your interests. Such cookies are employed by Google Adwords, among other advertising platforms.
Other tracking systems may utilize technologies like pixels, which are very small graphic files containing a unique identifier allowing us or our agents to see when someone has visited the site.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not, under any circumstances, sell or rent it to anyone, or share it with anyone outside our organization, agents or website host and/or manager.
How We Will Use Your Information
We do not ask you to supply your credit card data or social security number via our website, and any personal health information you do supply is voluntary. You do not need to give details.
We protect your sensitive information offline. No-one is given access to it except employees or agents who need it to contact you or set up your file.
What You Can Do
You can opt out of any future contacts from us at any time by replying to a received email, asking us to discontinue them. We will then remove your email address from our list.
By using the contact form or by calling 281-232-6700, you can:
- Learn what data we have about you, if any
- Change or correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
Be aware when you use any link we provide to leave our site. Read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those other sites.
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON SERVING Sugar Land, Houston, Galveston, richmond, Rosenberg and nearby areas of TEXAS
Communications through our website or via email are not encrypted and are not necessarily secure. Use of the internet or email is for your convenience only, and by using them, you assume the risk of unauthorized use.
By submitting a form you hereby agree to hold North Texas Plastic Surgery, its doctor and affiliates, harmless from any hacking or any other unauthorized use of your personal information by outside parties.
HIPAA Privacy Notice
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON SERVING Sugar Land, Houston, Galveston, richmond, Rosenberg and nearby areas of TEXAS
Bodies by Atun Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective March 24, 2019
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE?
This notice describes the practices of Bodies by Atun and the practices that will be followed by all of Bodies by Atun workforce members who handle your medical information.
OUR PLEDGE REGARDING YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION
Bodies by Atun understands that medical information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to protecting medical information about you. We maintain our records and conduct our treatment environment with a goal of providing the highest level of protection for your medical information, while still providing you with the highest level of medical care. This notice applies to all of the records of your medical care which are received or created by Bodies by Atun.
Your other medical treatment providers (e.g. doctors, hospitals, home health agencies, etc.) may have different policies or notices regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information.
This notice will tell you about the ways in which Bodies by Atun may use and disclose medical information about you. Your medical information, also referred to as “protected health information” is that information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health information and related health care services.
In this notice, we also describe your rights and certain obligations Bodies by Atun has regarding the use and disclosure of your protected health information. We are required by name to:
- Make sure that medical and other information that identifies you (protected health information) is kept private.
- Give you this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information about you.
- Follow the terms of the notice that is currently in effect.
USES AND DISCLOSURES FOR TREATMENT, PAYMENT AND HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS
By becoming a patient of Bodies by Atun, you are giving consent for Bodies by Atun to use your protected health information for certain activities including treatment, payment and other health care operations. Sometimes, you may hear these three activities referred to as “TPO.”
We may use and disclose protected health information about you in order that Bodies by Atun and its medical professionals can treat you. For example, we may use your past medical information in order to diagnose your present condition, or we may provide information regarding your medical condition to another doctor to whom we refer you for additional care. We may also use and disclose protected health information about you so that we may be paid for the medical treatment we provide you. For example, we will submit protected health information about you to your insurance company in order to receive payment for services we have provided to you. We may also use and disclose protected health information about you for Bodies by Atun’s health care operations, namely, those other tasks we need to perform to make sure that you are provided the highest quality of medical care. For example, we may use your protected health information to evaluate how we can better meet your needs, or we may provide protected health information about you to an auditor who reviews our books so that we can keep our license to provide medical services in Texas.
Other uses and disclosures of your protected health information
The following uses of your protected health information may be made without any additional authorization from you. (Not every use or disclosure is listed but be assured that all uses and disclosures made by Bodies by Atun are only those which are permitted under the law).
Licensure proceedings by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Uses and disclosures for appointment reminders
We may use and disclose your medical information to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment at our office. If you request that such communications be made confidentially, please contact our office in writing at 15591 Creekbend Drive, Sugar Land, Tx 77478. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.
Uses and disclosures to others involved in your healthcare
We may disclose to a member of your family (a relative, a close friend, or any other person you identify) your protected health information that directly relates to that person’s involvement in your medical care. If you are unable to agree or object to this disclosure, we may disclose such information as necessary if we determine that it is in your best interests based on our professional judgment. We may also use or disclose protected health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative or any other person that is responsible for your care of your location, general condition, or death. Finally, we may use or disclose your protected health information to an authorized public or private entity to assist in disaster relief efforts and to coordinate uses and disclosures to family or other individuals involved in your health care.
Uses and disclosures in emergency situations
We may use or disclose your protected health information in an emergency treatment situation. If this happens, your physician will attempt to obtain your acknowledgment of this notice as soon as reasonably practicable after the delivery of treatment.
Uses and disclosures for health-related benefits or services
Bodies by Atun, may use and disclosure protected health information to tell you about certain health related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.
Uses and disclosures required by law
We will use or disclose protected health information about you when required to do so by federal, state, or local law. This use or disclosure will be made in compliance with the law and will be limited to the relevant requirements of the law. You will be notified, if the law requires us to do so, of any such uses or disclosures. We must make disclosures to you and when required by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with the law.
Uses and disclosures related to communicable diseases
We may disclose your protected health information, if authorized by law, to a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease or may otherwise be at risk of contracting or spreading the disease or condition.
Disclosures for health oversight activities
We may disclose protected health information to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These activities include audits, investigations, and inspections. These activities are necessary for the government to monitor the health care system, the delivery of health care, government benefit programs, other government regulatory programs and civil rights laws.
Disclosures of abuse or neglect
We may disclose your protected health information to a public health authority authorized by law to receive reports of child abuse or neglect. In addition, we may disclose your protected health information if we believe that you have been a victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence to a governmental entity or agency authorized to receive such information. In such cases, the disclosure will only be made in accordance with Texas law.
Disclosures to the food and drug administration
We may disclose your protected health information to a person or company required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to report adverse events, product defects or other problems, biologic product deviations, and to track products, to enable product recalls, to make repairs or replacements, or to conduct post-market surveillance, as required.
Disclosures for lawsuits and disputes
If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose protected health information about you in response to a court order or administrative order. We may also disclose protected health information about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the information requested.
Disclosures to law enforcement
We may release protected health information if asked to do so by a law enforcement official, in response to a court order, subpoena, warrant, summons, or similar process.
Other related disclosures may include disclosures relating to individuals who are armed forces personnel, to national security and intelligence agencies, in addition to disclosures to authorized federal officials for the protection of the President of the United States or other authorized persons or foreign heads of state.
Disclosures to coroners, funeral directors, and organ donation
We may disclose protected health information about you to a coroner or medical examiner for identification purposes, determining cause of death, or for the coroner or medical examiner to perform other duties required by law. We may also disclose protected health information about you to a funeral director in order to permit the funeral director to carry out legal duties and may do so if death is reasonably anticipated. Your protected health information may also be disclosed for certain organ donations to which you may have agreed.
Disclosures for research
We may disclose your protected health information to researchers when their research has been approved and protocols have been established to ensure the privacy of your information. We may also disclose a limited set of your information, as allowed under the law, for research purposes.
Disclosures related to criminal activity
We may disclose your protected health information, consistent with federal and Texas laws, if we believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious or imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public, or if it is necessary for law enforcement authorities to identify or apprehend an individual.
Disclosures for Workers’ Compensation
We may release protected health information about you for Workers’ Compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Right to inspect and copy
You have the right to inspect and copy protected health information that may be used to make decisions about your medical care; this right includes both medical and billing records. You must submit your request in writing. If you request a copy of the information, we may charge a fee for the costs of copying, mailing or other supplies associated with your request. Your request to inspect and copy your information may only be denied in very limited circumstances and you have a right to request that any such denial be reviewed.
Right to request restrictions
You have the right to request that we restrict the use and disclosure of your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations. We are not required to agree to your request. If we do agree, we will comply with your request unless the information is needed to provide you emergency treatment.
To request restrictions, you must make your request in writing to 15591 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, USA. In your request, you must tell us:
- What information you want to limit.
- Whether you want to limit our use, disclosure or both.
- To whom you want the limits to apply.
Right to confidential communications
You also have the right to request to receive private health information communications (such as appointment confirmations) by alternative means or at alternative locations. For example, you can ask that we only contact you at work or by mail. To request confidential communications, you must make your request in writing to 15591 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, USA. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. Your request must specify how or where you wish to be contacted.
Right to amend
If you feel that the protected health information we have collected about you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to request that your protected health information be amended. Only the health care entity (e.g., doctor, hospital, clinic, etc.) that created your protected health information is responsible for amending it. For more information regarding the procedures for submitting such a request, contact 15591 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, USA.
Right to an accounting of disclosures
You have a right to an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information for purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations conducted by Bodies by Atun or any of the people or companies who perform treatment, payment or health care operations on our behalf. To request this list of disclosures we made of protected health information concerning you, you must submit a request in writing to 15591 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, Texas, 77478, USA. Your request must state a time period which may not be longer than six (6) years prior to the date of your request. Your request should indicate the form in which you want the list (for example, on paper or electronically). You will be charged for photocopying.
Right to a paper copy of this notice
You have the right to a paper copy of this notice. You may ask us to give you a copy of this notice at any time.
You may obtain a copy of this notice at our website: www.bodiesbyatun.com.
To obtain a paper copy of this notice, contact 281-232-6700
To learn more about these procedures, or to make any of these requests, you may contact our office manager at 281-232-6700.
Changes to this notice
Bodies by Atun reserves the right to change this notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed notice effective for protected health information we already have about you, as well as any information we create or receive in the future. We will post a copy of the current notice on Bodies by Atun’s website: www.bodiesbyatun.com. The notice will contain the effective date.
If you believe your privacy rights have been violated and/or that Bodies by Atun or Dr. Victor Atun has not followed this policy, you may file a complaint with Dr. Victor Atun’s office manager or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
To file a complaint with Dr. Victor Atun contact Office Manager, 15591 Creekbend Dr, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, USA. All complaints must be submitted in writing. You will not be penalized for filing a complaint.
Other uses of protected health information
Other uses and disclosures of your protected health information not covered by this notice or the laws that apply to Dr. Victor Atun will be made only with your written permission (“authorization”). If you provide us permission to use or disclose protected health information about you, you may revoke that permission, in writing, at any time. If you revoke your permission, we will no longer use or disclose protected health information about you for the reasons covered by your authorization. You understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your permission, and that we are required to retain our records of the medical treatment or other services that we have provided to you.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the office manager at Bodies by Atun at 281-232-6700