Dental Hygiene HIPAA Privacy Practices 

This is a summery of pur notice of privacy practices, which describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how to get access to this information.

By law we are required to maintain the privacy of your Protected Health Information. If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Notice, please contact the Privacy Officer at 802.879.5643. 

You have the following rights regarding your medical information:

  • to request to inspect and obtain a copy of your medical records, subject to certain limited exceptions; 
  • to request to add an addendum to or correct your medical record; 
  • to request that we amend your health information. (Your request must be in writing, and it must explain why the information should be amended.) We may deny your request under certain circumstances. If you want more information about our privacy practices or have questions or concerns, please contact us. 
  • to request an accounting of Vermont State University’ disclosures of your medical information; 
  • to request restrictions on certain uses or disclosures of your medical information; We are not required to agree to these additional restrictions, but if we do, we will abide by our agreement, (except in an emergency). 
  • to request that we communicate with you in a certain way or at a certain location; 

We may use and disclose medical information about you for the following purposes and other reasons not listed: 

  • to provide you with medical treatment and services; 
  • to provide you with appointment reminders, (such as voicemail messages, letters, etc.). 
  • to bill and receive payment for the treatment and services you receive; 
  • for functions necessary to run Vermont State University and assure that our participants receive quality care; 
  • and as required or permitted by law. 
  • for workers’ compensation or similar programs; 
  • for public health activities (e.g., reporting abuse or reactions to medications); 
  • to a health oversight agency, such as the Vermont Department of Health; 
  • in response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, warrant or similar process; 
  • to law enforcement officials in certain limited circumstances; 
  • to a coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director; and 
  • to organizations that handle organ, eye, or tissue procurement or transplantation. 
  • to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. 
  • to a family member, friend, or other person to the extent necessary to help with your healthcare, but only if you agree that we may do so. 
  • We will not use your health information for marketing or publicity purposes without your written authorization.