You have privacy rights under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). These laws protect your privacy but also let us give information about you to others if the law requires it. We may tell you before we give the information. These laws require us to keep your health information private and to give you notice of our legal duties and practices to protect private information.
Meaning of "you," "we," and "us." In this notice, when we say "we" or "us", we mean the staff of Access North Center for Independent Living of Northeastern Minnesota. When we say "you," "your", or "yours," we mean you as an individual and members of your family or household who live with you.
Understanding Your Personal Health Information. Personal health information is any information created and used by Access North, or received from a health care provider, about your health care. Information may include your name, address, birth date, phone number, social security number, Medicare number, health insurance policies, health information, your diagnoses, and the medical treatments you received.