Treatment

Confidentiality

 

Keystone is committed to protecting the privacy of people who participate in Keystone programs and abides by all applicable federal and state laws that protect such confidentiality.  The federal guidelines that further protect the privacy of medical information are part of the comprehensive Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. These rules, which became effective in April, 2003, give patients more control over, and knowledge about, who is using their medical information and for what purpose.  Keystone already had many measures in place to protect patient privacy, but HIPAA has set broader standards and applied them to hospitals, health-care providers, and insurers nationwide.

 

As a part of your orientation with our staff you will receive, in person, a copy of our privacy notice. It describes how information about a  client may be used, and how one may access this information. Clients and parents of clients under age 16 will also be asked to sign an acknowledgement that says they have received the privacy notice.

 

Any recording of sessions (audio / video) is not permitted.



HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices-9.23.13