R+ Med Spa is a full service med spa offering non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments using the latest and most-advanced techniques in today’s market.
R+ Med Spa (“R+”) is committed to protecting your privacy. It is important for you to understand that it is not mandatory for you to provide your personally identifiable information or personal healthcare information and other possible information about you to use or visit www.rplusmedspa.com.
During your visit to our website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.
To protect your privacy, you should not submit any information that contains personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information (like name, phone number, email address) regarding your personal situation, as R+ cannot protect the confidentiality of your personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information in such circumstances. Any personal healthcare information or personally identifiable information submitted is done so at your own risk.
Certain health and medical information about you is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and Kentucky state law. This information may be provided by you online or offline, or may be collected by us from other methods such as through a health care provider. R+ protects covered health and medical information as we may be required by HIPAA and Kentucky state law. Similarly, R+ may use covered health and medical information as permitted by HIPAA and Kentucky state law.
R+ will not collect your personally identifiable information unless it has been clearly provided by you. If you decide to sign up to any tools (newsletters, alerts, participate in games, polls, sweepstakes or other activities, participate in forums or blogs, etc), you will need to provide your personally identifiable information to us along with your clear consent for us to use it.
As R+ does not control third party websites to which we provide links, the collection and use of your personally identifiable information by such websites shall be subject to the policies and procedures of those third party websites.
R+ does not sell, rent, release or trade personal customer information to outside parties. R+ reserves the right to disclose information if necessary to comply with any legal proceedings.
R+ does not sell or distribute healthcare information, but may utilize anonymously submitted health data you give voluntarily for surveys, research projects or data collection.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
R+ is dedicated to protecting your protected health information (“PHI”). We are required by law to maintain the privacy of protected health information and to provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. R+ is required by law to abide by the terms of the Notice that is currently in effect. The effective date of this Notice of Privacy Practices is May 5, 2021.
WHO WILL FOLLOW THIS NOTICE?
This notice describes the practices of R+ and the practices that will be followed by all R+ workforce members who handle your medical information.
HOW YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION WILL BE USED AND DISCLOSED:
R+ will ask you to sign a consent form that allows R+ to use and disclose your PHI for treatment, payment and health care operations. You will also be asked to acknowledge receipt of this Notice.
Treatment: We may use and disclose your PHI for treatment purposes to doctors, nurses, technicians, and other caregivers. Your PHI may be used to order diagnostic tests, choose appropriate drugs and determine your treatment plan. If permitted to so do, we may also disclose your PHI to individuals or facilities that will be involved with your care after you leave R+ and for other treatment reasons. Your PHI may also be used in an emergency situation.
Payment: We may use and disclose your PHI so that the services we provide may be billed and payment be collected from you, an insurance company or a third party. This includes cellular, home and work phone numbers.
Health Care Operations: We may use and disclose your PHI to support our health care operations. For example, we may use or disclose your medical information in order for us to review the quality of our services, to evaluate our staff’s performance or to perform general administrative activities of R+.
We may also use and/or disclose your PHI in accordance with federal and state laws for the following purposes:
The following uses of your PHI may be made without any additional authorization from you. (Not every use or disclosure is listed, but be assured that all uses and disclosures made by R+ are only those which are permitted under the law).
We may use and disclose PHI to contact you as a reminder that you have an appointment at R+. This includes your home, cellular and work phone numbers and your email address. If you request that such communications be made confidentially, please contact our office in writing at 210 Shane Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.
Others involved in your healthcare
We may disclose your PHI to family members, other relatives or close friends when the medical information is directly relevant to that person’s involvement with your care or payment for care. R+ ask if there is a particular member of your family or close friend that you wish to serve as your personal representative, you will inform us as early in your visit as possible. Likewise, if there should be anyone in particular that you do not want included in your medical treatment plan, that you will let us know that information as well. If you are unable to agree or object to such a disclosure, R+ may disclose your PHI if it is determined that it is in your best interest based on your health care provider’s professional judgment or if R+ may reasonably infer that you would not object.
R+ may use or disclose your PHI in an emergency treatment situation. If this happens, your physician will attempt to obtain your acknowledgment of this Notice as soon as reasonably practicable after the delivery of treatment.
Health-related benefits or services
From time to time, R+ may use and disclosure PHI to tell you about certain health related benefits or services that may be of interest to you.
Required by law
R+ may disclose medical information about you when required to do so by federal, state or local law.
R+ may disclose your PHI, if authorized by law, to a person who may have been exposed to a communicable disease or may otherwise be at risk of contracting or spreading the disease or condition.
Health oversight activities
R+ may disclose your PHI to a health oversight agency for oversight activities authorized by law including audits, investigations, inspections, licensure or disciplinary actions, administrative and/or legal proceedings.
Abuse or neglect
Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate state or local authorities.
Food and drug administration
R+ may disclose your PHI to a person or company required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to report adverse events, product defects or other problems, biologic product deviations, track products; to enable product recalls; to make repairs or replacements; or to conduct post-market surveillance, as required.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings
If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, R+ may disclose your PHI in response to your authorization or a court or administrative order. R+ may also disclose your PHI in response to a subpoena, discovery request or other lawful process if such disclosure is permitted by law.
R+ may disclose your PHI for certain law enforcement purposes if permitted or required by law. Examples include: to report emergencies or suspicious deaths, to comply with a court order warrant or similar legal process, or to answer certain requests for information concerning crimes.
Coroners, funeral directors, and organ donation
R+ may disclose PHI about you to a coroner or medical examiner for identification purposes, determining cause of death, or for the coroner or medical examiner to perform other duties required by law. R+ may also disclose PHI about you to a funeral director in order to permit the funeral director to carry out legal duties, and may do so if death is reasonably anticipated. Your PHI may also be disclosed for certain organ donations to which you may have agreed.
R+ may disclose your PHI to researchers when their research has been approved and protocols have been established to ensure the privacy of your information. R+ may also disclose a limited set of your information, as allowed under the law, for research purposes.
R+ may use or disclose your PHI to prevent or lessen a serious threat to your health and safety or the health or safety of another person or to the public. Any disclosure, however, would be to someone able to help prevent the threat.
R+ may release PHI about you for Workers’ Compensation or similar programs. These programs provide benefits for work-related injuries or illnesses.
YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU