Privacy Policy

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

 Motion Unlimited, Inc. 

This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how your Protected Health Information (PHI) may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

  1. The staff of Motion Unlimited, Inc. (MU) are legally required to protect the privacy of your PHI, which includes information that can be used to identify you that MU created or received about your past, present, or future health condition or during the provision of services to you. MU provides this Notice about our privacy practices, and such Notice explains how, when and why MU will “use” and “disclose” your PHI. A “use” of PHI occurs when MU staff share, examine, utilize, apply, or analyze such information within the organization; PHI is “disclosed” when it is released, transferred, has been given to, or is otherwise divulged to a third party outside the organization.  With some exceptions, MU staff may not use or disclose any more of your PHI than is necessary to accomplish the purpose for which the use or disclosure is made.

MU reserves the right to change the terms of this Notice and our privacy policies at any time. Any changes will apply to PHI on file with MU already. Before MU makes any important changes to our policies, MU will promptly change this Notice and post a new copy of it in our office and on the MU website. You can also request a copy of the Notice from MU staff, or you can view a copy of it in the MU office or at the MU website, which is located at www.motionunlimited.net.

  1. How MU may use and disclose your PHI.

MU will use and disclose your PHI for many different reasons. For some of these uses or disclosures, MU will need your prior authorization; for others, however, MU does not. Listed below are the different categories of MU uses and disclosures along with some examples.

  1. Uses and Disclosures Relating to Treatment or Massage/Bodywork/Exercise Operations That Do Not Require Your Prior Written Consent. MU staff can use and disclose your PHI without your consent for the following reasons:
    1. For MU operations. MU can disclose your PHI to operate the organization. For example, MU might use your PHI to evaluate the quality of MU services that you received or to evaluate the performance of the MU staff who provided such services to you. MU may also provide your PHI to our attorneys, consultants, Medical Advisor and others to make sure MU is complying with applicable laws or standards of practice.
    2. Other disclosures. MU may also disclose your PHI to others without your consent in certain situations. For example, your consent is not required if you need emergency treatment, as long as MU tries to get your consent, or if MU tries to get your consent but you are unable to communicate with MU staff (for example, if you are unconscious or in severe pain) and MU staff thinks that you would consent to such treatment if you were able to do so.
    3. When federal, state or local law; judicial or administrative proceedings, or law enforcement requires disclosure. For example, MU may make a disclosure to applicable officials when a law requires MU to report information to government agencies and law enforcement personnel about victims of abuse or neglect; or when ordered in a judicial or administrative proceeding. 
    4. For public health activities. For example, MU may have to report information about you to county or state officials. 
    5. For agency oversight activities. For example, MU may have to provide information to assist the government when it conducts an investigation or inspection of a massage/bodywork/exercise provider or organization.
    6. To avoid harm. In order to avoid a serious threat to the health or safety of a person or the public, MU may provide PHI to law enforcement personnel or persons able to prevent or lessen such harm.
    7. For specific government function. MU may disclose PHI of military personnel and veterans in certain situations. And MU may disclose PHI for national security purposes, such as protecting the President of the United States or conducting intelligence operations.
    8. viii.For workers’ compensation purposes. MU may provide PHI in order to comply with workers’ compensation laws.
    9. Appointment reminders and health related benefits or services. MU may use PHI to provide appointment reminders, or give you information about treatment alternatives, or other services or benefits MU offers.
  2. Disclosures to family, friends, or others. MU may provide your PHI to a family member, friend, or other person that you indicate is involved in your care unless you object in whole or in part. The opportunity to consent may be obtained retroactively in emergency situations.
  3. Other Uses and Disclosures Require Your Prior Written Authorization. In any other situation not described in Section II, A,B,C above, MU will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing any of your PHI. If you choose to sign an authorization to disclose your PHI, you can later revoke such authorization in writing to stop any future uses and disclosures.
  4. WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR PHI. You have the following rights with respect to your PHI:
    1. The Right to Request Limits on Uses and Disclosures of Your PHI. You have the right to ask that MU limit how MU uses and discloses your PHI. MU will consider your request, but MU is not legally required to accept it. If MU accepts your request, MU will put any limits in writing and abide by them except in emergency situations. You may not limit the uses and disclosures that MU is legally required or allowed to make.
    2. The Right to Receive Confidential Communications. You have the right to ask that MU send information to you at an alternate address (for example, sending information to your work address rather than your home address). You may ask that MU staff and volunteers only conduct communications pertaining to your health information with you privately, with no other family member, friend or person present. MU must agree to your request so long as MU can easily provide the PHI to you in the format you requested.
    3. The Right to See and Get Copies of Your PHI. In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your PHI that MU has, but you must make the request in writing.  MU will respond to you within 30 days of receiving your written request. In certain situations, MU may not be able to comply with your request, for example if records are unavailable due being unattainable/destroyed due to software platform changes or age of the data. If MU is not able to provide records, in whole or in part, MU will tell you, in writing, the reasons for the unavailability. If you request copies of your PHI, MU will not charge you for these copies. Instead of providing the PHI you requested, MU may provide you with a summary of explanation of the PHI as long as you agree to that, as that can protect your privacy in certain situations, such as subpoena requests by a legal firm that you have not contracted for services. 
    4. Questions, Concerns, Complaints. If you have concerns or questions regarding this Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact us HERE

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