Johns Hopkins Notice of Privacy Practices for Health Care Providers
This is an overview of how medical information about you may be used and disclosed by us and your rights with regard to your medical information. For a more adequate and complete description of these matters, you should review carefully the full Johns Hopkins Notice of Privacy Practices
(NPP) that follows this overview.
Johns Hopkins is committed to protecting the privacy of your medical information, both as our professional obligation to you as our patient as well as our legal obligation.
Under applicable law, you have certain rights with regard to your medical information, such as the right of access to that information and the right to request that we provide your information to others. These rights are subject to some limitations and, as a general matter, they must be exercised in written form and submitted to us.
In order to exercise some of these rights, you must provide us with written consent or permission, referred to as an "Authorization." Authorizations play an important role in this process and must contain certain required statements. While you are not required to use one of our forms of Authorization, Johns Hopkins does have Authorization forms available for you to use.
See the discussion that follows in the NPP about your rights.
We also are allowed to use and disclose your medical information in certain specified situations without your permission. For example, we may use and disclose your medical information to provide you care, to seek payment for services and to conduct our health care operations. We also are permitted to disclose your medical information to others in certain situations such as where required by law, for research purposes under certain circumstances, in connection with government oversight of our operations and other identified activities.
See the discussion that follows in the NPP about how we may use and disclose medical information about you.
For further information about the privacy practices at Johns Hopkins, you may contact the Privacy Office using the contact information listed at the end of the NPP.
(This Overview is to be read in conjunction with the complete Johns Hopkins Notice of Privacy Practices to which it is attached.)