Client/ Legal Guardian/ Parent Rights
- You have the right to receive a notice explaining how a provider or health plan uses and discloses their health information.
- You have the right to request to review or receive your medical files.
- You have the right to cancel a release of information by providing us a written notice. If you desire to have your information sent to a location different than our address on file, you must provide this information in writing.
- You have the right to restrict which information might be disclosed to others. However, if we do not agree with these restrictions, we are not bound to abide by them.
- You have the right to request that information about you be communicated by other means or to another location. This request must be made to us in writing. You have the right to disagree with the medical records in our files. You may request that this information be changed. If denied, you have the right to make a statement of disagreement, which will be placed in your file.
- You have the right to know what information in your record has been provided to whom. Request this in writing. If you desire a written copy of this notice you may obtain it by requesting it from Risen Consultants, LLC.
- You have the right to request an amendment to medical records.
- You have the right to request special privacy protection for Private Health Information (PHI).
- You have the right to an accounting of disclosures and to how much information will an accounting of disclosures include.
- Health records may be released for the public interest and safety for public health activities, judicial and administrative proceedings, law enforcement purposes, serious threats to public safety, essential government functions, military, and when complying with worker’s compensation laws.
- If a client states or suggests that he or she 1) is abusing a child or vulnerable adult, or 2) has recently abused a child or disabled adult, or a disabled child or adult 3) is in danger of abuse, the health care professional is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities. If a client is the victim of abuse, neglect, violence, or a crime victim, and their safety appears to be at risk, we may share this information with law enforcement officials to help prevent future occurrences and capture the perpetrator.
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances:
- Health care professionals are required to report admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that are potentially harmful.
In the Event of a Clients’ Death:
- In the event of clients’ death, the spouse or parents of a deceased client have a right to access their child’s or spouses’ records.
- Professional misconduct by a healthcare professional must be reported by other health care professionals. In cases in which a professional or legal disciplinary meeting is being held regarding the health care professionals’ actions, related records may be released in order to substantiate disciplinary concerns. In judicial or administrative proceedings, health care professionals are required to release the records of clients when a court order has been placed.
- Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minor clients have the right to access the clients’ records and may do so at any time.
- If you have any complaints or questions regarding these procedures, please Risen Consultants LLC. at the address or telephone number listed in the back of this brochure. We will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. You may also submit a complaint to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and /or the Therapists State Licensing Agency. If you file a complaint, we will not retaliate in any way