Patient Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is of the Utmost Importance

The Patient Privacy Policy is in accordance with and under the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA); therefore, an individual/patient has a right to know the uses and disclosures of protected health information (PHI) that may be made by Charleston Oral and Facial Surgery (COAFS).  The individual/patient also has the right to know what his or her responsibility is with respect to PHI.  COAFS is required by law to provide a notice of Patient Privacy Policy to all patients as well as to individuals requesting a copy.  COAFS will abide by the terms of its Notice of Privacy Practices that is currently in effect.  It is the overall objective of COAFS to make sure your protected health information (PHI) remains private.

COAFS’s Notice of Patient Privacy Policy and Practices is offered at the first date of service to all patients. COAFS makes a good faith effort to obtain a written acknowledgement of receipt of the notice.

COAFS’s Notice of Patient Privacy Practices extends to:

• Any health care professional authorized to enter information into the patient chart (Including physicians, PAs, RNs, etc.)

• All areas of COAFS’s dental practice (front desk, administration, billing and collection, etc.)

• All employees, staff and other personnel that work for or with COAFS

• COAFS’s Business Associates, on-call physicians/dentists, etc.

For detailed description of our Patient Privacy Policy please contact us at office@coafs.com.

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