Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC
Notice of Privacy Practices
This Notice describes how health information about you may be used and disclosed
and how you can get access to this information.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC is required by applicable Federal and State law to maintain the privacy of your
protected health information (PHI). We are required to provide you with this Notice regarding our duties and practices in
using your health information. We shall abide by the terms of this Notice which will remain in effect until we replace it.
Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC reserves the right to change its privacy practices and the terms of this Notice at
any time. It reserves the right to have the changes apply not only to health information acquired after the change in Notice,
but also to health information received before the change in Notice. Should our Notice be revised, we will post the revised
Notice in our office, in our website www.advbiomedtx.com, and also make the new Notice available upon request.
USES AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION
Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC may use and disclose protected health information (PHI) about you for the
following purposes without obtaining your written consent:
• To provide treatment (e.g. discussions between caregivers or other healthcare providers for coordination and
planning of your care). Treatment means provision of healthcare and related services, including consulting between
healthcare providers; and referring you to another healthcare provider to receive care;
• To obtain payment for the service we provide to you.
• To conduct our administrative and business operations, which includes, but is not limited to, conducting quality
improvement activities, reviewing the competence or qualifications of healthcare professionals, case management
and care coordination, contacting patients with information regarding treatment alternatives, conducting or arranging
for legal counsel, medical review and auditing functions including fraud and abuse detection.
Unless you object or specifically request to restrict use, Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC may communicate
health information: (a) to your family member/s, legally authorized representative/s, and any other person identified by you
which is directly relevant to such person’s involvement in your care or payment for your care; and (b) to notify or assist in
the notification of a family member, a personal representative, or any other person responsible for you. If you are able, we
will provide you with the opportunity to consent or object to such disclosure. If you are unable to object due to your
incapacity or an emergency circumstance, Advance Biomedical Treatment Center, LLC, based upon its professional
judgment, will make such disclosure if it determines that it is in your best interest to do so. Such disclosure of health
information will be limited to information that is directly relevant to the recipient’s involvement with your healthcare.
Unless the health information is protected by Federal/State confidentiality laws, we may use and disclose your health
information without your consent or without providing you the opportunity to object as follows:
• If the use or disclosure of health information is required by law and is limited to the relevant requirements of the
• Disclosures required by law to state and federal public health authorities;
• Disclosures made to government authorities for the purpose of reporting suspected abuse and neglect of children, the
elderly, and the mentally retarded;
• Disclosures to health oversight agencies authorized by law, in connection with audits, civil, administrative, or
criminal investigations, licensure or disciplinary actions; or for monitoring compliance and quality;
• Disclosures to persons exposed to a communicable disease if authorized by law to make such disclosure;
• Disclosures in connection with judicial and administrative proceedings in response to an order of the court or
administrative tribunal, or in response to a lawfully issued subpoena;
• Disclosures to law enforcement if mandated by law;
• Disclosures to law enforcement if there is evidence of criminal conduct that occurred on the Center’s premises;
• Disclosures to persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a
person or the public; or if necessary to apprehend an individual involved in a violent crime that we believe may have
caused serious physical harm to you;