Privacy
Purpose of this Notice

The Lancaster Emergency Medical Services Association (Lancaster EMS) is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential health care information, known as Protected Health Information or PHI, and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. This Notice describes your legal rights, advises you of our privacy practices, and lets you know how Lancaster EMS is permitted to use and disclose PHI about you. Lancaster EMS is also required to abide by the terms of the version of this Notice currently in effect. In most situations we may use this information as described in this Notice without your permission, but there are some situations where we may use it only after we obtain your written authorization, if we are required by law to do so.

Uses and Disclosures of PHI

Lancaster EMS may use PHI for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations, in most cases without your written permission. Examples of our use of your PHI:

Use and Disclosure of PHI Without Your Authorization

Lancaster EMS is permitted to use PHI without your written authorization, or opportunity to object in certain situations, including:

Any other use or disclosure of PHI, other than those listed above will only be made with your written authorization, (the authorization must specifically identify the information we seek to use or disclose, as well as when and how we seek to use or disclose it). You may revoke your authorization at any time, in writing, except to the extent that we have already used or disclosed medical information in reliance on that authorization.

Patient Rights

As a patient, you have rights with respect to the protection of your PHI, including: