According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act(HIPPA), we may use your protected health information for treatment, payment, and health care operations only. A patient's written authorization is needed for disclosures that do not fall into the above categories. Unless, it is an emergency situation or in the event of a patient's incapacity, we will use our professional judgement to disclose any information to the person responsible for your care. We are required by law to keep the privacy of your protected health information. We will abide by it. As a patient, you have the right to restrict the disclosure of your protected health information. For a complete copy of our policies, contact our office.