Hastings Ambulance Service has always been a leader in protecting patients’ medical information. Maintaining patient privacy is part of our mission to serve the needs of the patient first. Controlled use of medical information by staff at Hastings Ambulance Service is essential to providing optimum patient care.
The United States government created rules for the use and protection of medical and health information by hospitals, clinics, and other medical practices, including medical transportation services. The rules are a result of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). They are meant to provide all patients in the United States with standard privacy protections. One new rule requires healthcare organizations to provide all patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices to explain how patient medical information is used. The same rule requires providers keep records showing that patients have received the notice.
We are pleased to provide you with this copy of Hastings Ambulance Service’s Notice of Privacy Practices. We hope it will answer any questions you may have about how patient medical information is used. In accordance with the Federal Government HIPAA rules, please sign in receipt of this form demonstrating that you have received the notice; it will in no way affect the care you receive by Hastings Ambulance Service.
If you have questions about anything contained in this notice, please feel free to contact our Privacy Officer at 651-480-6150. Thank you for placing your trust in Hastings Ambulance Service.