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HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice
Protected Health Information Privacy Agreement This Protected Health Information Privacy Agreement (agreement) is entered into between Westwood Pharmacy, Inc., and a party, collectively ?parties.? The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) has issued final regulations pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (?HIPAA?) governing the privacy of individually identifiable health information obtained, created or maintained by certain entities, healthcare clients (?the HIPAA Privacy Rule?); and the HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that the Client enter into this agreement with Company in order to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained by the client (?Protected Health Information or PHI?); and Company and its employees, affiliates, contractors, agents or representatives may access paper and electronic records containing PHI in carrying out their obligations to the Client pursuant to either an existing or contemporaneously executed agreement for provision healthcare related goods and/or services that may involve the use, disclosure or release of PHI to Company. For and in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants and agreements contained herein the parties agree as follows: 1. Existing agreements. 1.1 All existing agreements between the parties are incorporated herein and are hereby amended by this agreement. 1.2 Company will not use or disclose PHI other than as permitted or required by the terms of an existing agreement or as required by law. Company agrees that is acquires no title in or rights to PHI, including and de-identified information. Except as otherwise provided herein, Company may make any and all uses of PHI necessary to perform its obligations under an applicable agreement. 2. Additional Company activities. Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, Company may also: A. Use the PHI in its possession for its proper management and administration and to fulfill any present or future legal responsibilities, provided such uses are permitted under local, state and federal law. B. Use and disclosure of PHI in its possession for the purpose of its proper management and administration of an existing agreement with Client and to fulfill any other present or future legal responsibilities of Company. Company represents to Client that any use or disclosure it makes will be permitted under applicable laws, and Company maintains that PHI will be held confidentially and used or further disclosed only as required and permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule and other applicable laws. Company ensures that any contractor or agent of Company that is provided PHI received from Client in any format agrees to the same conditions the apply to Company under this agreement, and that such contractor or agent will immediately notify Company of any instances in which it is aware in which the confidentiality of the PHI has been breached. Company agrees that it shall immediately report to Client any unauthorized use or disclosure of which it becomes aware and shall take all appropriate measures to mitigate the potential harmful effects of such a breach. Company indemnified Client and holds harmless from any and all losses, expenses, damage or injury that Company may sustain as a result of Company, agents or contractor unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI. C. Aggregate the Client?s PHI in Company possession with the PHI of other covered entities that Company has in its possession through its capacity as a provider of healthcare related goods or services to other like covered entities, provided that the purpose of such aggregation is to provide Client with data analyses related to its healthcare operations, performance improvement, market trends, etc. As such terms are defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Company will not disclose PHI obtained from Client to another covered entity absent written authorization from Client. D. De-identify all PHI provided that the de0identification conforms to the requirements of applicable law as provided for in 42 C.F.R. 164.514(b) and that Company maintains such documentation as required by applicable law, as provided for in 42 C.F.R. 164.514(b). The parties understand that properly identified information is not PHI under the terms of the agreement. 3. Company Covenants. Company covenants to: A. Use or disclose minimum required PHI in performing the activities called for under existing agreements. B. Not to use or further disclose PHI except as permitted under this agreement, the HIPAA Privacy rule and other current applicable law. C. Use appropriate safeguards to prevent the use or disclosure of PHI other than as provided for in this agreement. D. Report in writing to client of any use or disclosure of PHI that it becomes aware of and that is not permitted by this agreement, within five (5) business days of the use or disclosure. E. Report, within ten days of a written request by Client, all non de-identified disclosures of PHI to a third party for other than treatment or services, healthcare operations and billing, as such terms are defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The report to Client shall identify: (i) the subject of the PHI (client name or identifier), (ii) the PHI disclosed, and (iii) the purpose for the disclosure in accordance with the accounting requirements of 45 C.F.R. 164.528; F. Maintain the integrity of any PHI transmitted by or received from Client using current best business practices. G. Comply with Client policies and procedures with respect to privacy and security of PHI and other client records, as well as policies and procedure related to access and use of Client?s equipment and facilities. 4. Client Covenants. Client covenants to notify the Company of material limitations or modifications to the consents or authorizations as have been obtained by Client from individuals and any other restrictions applicable to the use or disclosure of PHI as agreed to by the Client: 5. Access to Books and records related to PHI. Company will make Client?s books and records relating to the use and disclosure of PHI received from or created by Client available to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services for purposes of determining Client compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule. 6. Representations and Warranties of the Parties. Each party represents and warrants to the other party. A. That it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is organized or licensed. That it has the full power to enter into this agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder and that the performance by it of its obligations under this agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other actions and that such performance will not violate any provision of any organizational charter or bylaws. B. That neither the execution of this agreement, nor its performance hereunder, will directly or indirectly violate or interfere with the terms of another agreement to which it is a party or give any governmental entity the right to suspend, terminate, or modify any of it governmental authorizations or assets required for its performance hereunder. C. That all of its employees, agents, representatives and contractors whose services may be used to fulfill obligations under this agreement shall be appropriately information of the terms of this agreement and their legal obligation to both parties to comply with these terms. D. That it will reasonably cooperate with the other party in the performance of the mutual obligations of this agreement. 7. Term. Unless otherwise terminated, as provided in section 8, this agreement shall become effective on the effective date and run concurrently with other related agreements of the parties. 8. Termination. A. This agreement will automatically terminate without any further action of the parties upon termination or expiration of an existing or contemporaneously executed agreement between the parties for provision of healthcare related goods and services that may involve the use, disclosure, or release for provision healthcare related goods and/or services that may involve the use, disclosure or release of PHI to company; provided however, certain terms of this agreement shall survive the expiration or termination in accordance with section 9. B. Termination by Client. Client must provide Company with written notice of the existence of a breach and provide Company with thirty (30) days to cure said breach upon mutually agreeable terms. In the event mutually agreeable terms cannot be reached within this thirty (30) day period, Company shall cure said breach to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the HHS within an additional 15 days. Failure by Company to cure said breach or violation in the manner set forth above shall be grounds for immediate termination. If termination is not feasible, Client has the right to report the problem to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. C. Termination by Company. If Company determines that Client has breached a material tem of this agreement, Company shall provide Client with a written notice of the existence of the breach and shall provide Client with 30 days to cure said breach. In the event that mutually agreeable terms cannot be reached within this thirty day period, Client shall cure said breach to the satisfaction of the HHS within an additional fifteen (15) days. Failure by Client to cure said breach or violation in the manner set forth above shall be grounds for immediate termination. 9. Effect of termination. Upon termination pursuant to section 8, Company agrees to return or destroy all PHI if it is feasible to do so. Prior to doing so, Company further agrees to recover any PHI in the possession of its contactor or agents. If PHI is destroyed by Company, Company shall provide appropriate documentation/certification evidencing method, time date and witness to destruction. If it is not feasible for Company to return or destroy all PHI, Company will notify the Client in writing. Such notification shall include: (i) a statement that Company has determined that it is infeasible to return or destroy the PHI in its possession and (ii) the specific reasons for such determination. Company further agrees to extend any and all protections, limitation and restrictions contained in this agreement to its use or disclosure for the purposes that make the return or destruction of PHI infeasible. If it is infeasible for Company to obtain from a contractor or agent any PHI in the possession of the contractor or agent, Company must provide written explanation to the Client and require the contractor or agent to agree to extend any and all protections, limitations and restrictions contained in this agreement to the contractor and/or agent?s use and/or disclosure of any PHI retained after the termination of this agreement, and to limit any further uses or disclosures as required by law. 10. Amendments and Waivers. This agreement may not be modified, nor shall any provisions hereof be waived or amended, except in writing by authorized representatives of both parties. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the validity of this agreement or the right of either party thereafter to enforce each provision. 11. Third Party beneficiaries. Nothing express or implied in this agreement is intended to confer, not shall anything herein confer upon any person other than the parties, the respective successors or Assigns of the parties, any rights, remedies, obligation or liabilities whatsoever. Neither party hereto may assign this contract without the prior written consent of the other. 12. Notices. Any notice required or permitted under this agreement shall be given writing and delivered by hand via a national overnight delivery service (USPS, Federal Express, etc.), prepaid and return receipt requested to the addresses listed below. Any change of address of either party shall be immediately transmitted to the other party, as provided above. 13. Counterparts. This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original. 14. Disputes. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of this agreement shall be settled by the good faith efforts of the parties hereto. Client retains the right to seek injunctive relief to prevent or stop the unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI by company, its contractors or agents. 15. Limitation of Liability. Except for fraud and intentional misrepresentations, no party shall be liable for any special, consequential, punitive, exemplary, incidental or indirect damages, costs, expenses charges or claims. Westwood Pharmacy, Inc. 5823 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226

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    HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice
    Protected Health Information Privacy Agreement This Protected Health Information Privacy Agreement (agreement) is entered into between Westwood Pharmacy, Inc., and a party, collectively ?parties.? The U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) has issued final regulations pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (?HIPAA?) governing the privacy of individually identifiable health information obtained, created or maintained by certain entities, healthcare clients (?the HIPAA Privacy Rule?); and the HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that the Client enter into this agreement with Company in order to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained by the client (?Protected Health Information or PHI?); and Company and its employees, affiliates, contractors, agents or representatives may access paper and electronic records containing PHI in carrying out their obligations to the Client pursuant to either an existing or contemporaneously executed agreement for provision healthcare related goods and/or services that may involve the use, disclosure or release of PHI to Company. For and in consideration of the premises and mutual covenants and agreements contained herein the parties agree as follows: 1. Existing agreements. 1.1 All existing agreements between the parties are incorporated herein and are hereby amended by this agreement. 1.2 Company will not use or disclose PHI other than as permitted or required by the terms of an existing agreement or as required by law. Company agrees that is acquires no title in or rights to PHI, including and de-identified information. Except as otherwise provided herein, Company may make any and all uses of PHI necessary to perform its obligations under an applicable agreement. 2. Additional Company activities. Except as otherwise provided in this agreement, Company may also: A. Use the PHI in its possession for its proper management and administration and to fulfill any present or future legal responsibilities, provided such uses are permitted under local, state and federal law. B. Use and disclosure of PHI in its possession for the purpose of its proper management and administration of an existing agreement with Client and to fulfill any other present or future legal responsibilities of Company. Company represents to Client that any use or disclosure it makes will be permitted under applicable laws, and Company maintains that PHI will be held confidentially and used or further disclosed only as required and permitted under the HIPAA Privacy Rule and other applicable laws. Company ensures that any contractor or agent of Company that is provided PHI received from Client in any format agrees to the same conditions the apply to Company under this agreement, and that such contractor or agent will immediately notify Company of any instances in which it is aware in which the confidentiality of the PHI has been breached. Company agrees that it shall immediately report to Client any unauthorized use or disclosure of which it becomes aware and shall take all appropriate measures to mitigate the potential harmful effects of such a breach. Company indemnified Client and holds harmless from any and all losses, expenses, damage or injury that Company may sustain as a result of Company, agents or contractor unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI. C. Aggregate the Client?s PHI in Company possession with the PHI of other covered entities that Company has in its possession through its capacity as a provider of healthcare related goods or services to other like covered entities, provided that the purpose of such aggregation is to provide Client with data analyses related to its healthcare operations, performance improvement, market trends, etc. As such terms are defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Company will not disclose PHI obtained from Client to another covered entity absent written authorization from Client. D. De-identify all PHI provided that the de0identification conforms to the requirements of applicable law as provided for in 42 C.F.R. 164.514(b) and that Company maintains such documentation as required by applicable law, as provided for in 42 C.F.R. 164.514(b). The parties understand that properly identified information is not PHI under the terms of the agreement. 3. Company Covenants. Company covenants to: A. Use or disclose minimum required PHI in performing the activities called for under existing agreements. B. Not to use or further disclose PHI except as permitted under this agreement, the HIPAA Privacy rule and other current applicable law. C. Use appropriate safeguards to prevent the use or disclosure of PHI other than as provided for in this agreement. D. Report in writing to client of any use or disclosure of PHI that it becomes aware of and that is not permitted by this agreement, within five (5) business days of the use or disclosure. E. Report, within ten days of a written request by Client, all non de-identified disclosures of PHI to a third party for other than treatment or services, healthcare operations and billing, as such terms are defined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The report to Client shall identify: (i) the subject of the PHI (client name or identifier), (ii) the PHI disclosed, and (iii) the purpose for the disclosure in accordance with the accounting requirements of 45 C.F.R. 164.528; F. Maintain the integrity of any PHI transmitted by or received from Client using current best business practices. G. Comply with Client policies and procedures with respect to privacy and security of PHI and other client records, as well as policies and procedure related to access and use of Client?s equipment and facilities. 4. Client Covenants. Client covenants to notify the Company of material limitations or modifications to the consents or authorizations as have been obtained by Client from individuals and any other restrictions applicable to the use or disclosure of PHI as agreed to by the Client: 5. Access to Books and records related to PHI. Company will make Client?s books and records relating to the use and disclosure of PHI received from or created by Client available to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services for purposes of determining Client compliance with the HIPAA privacy rule. 6. Representations and Warranties of the Parties. Each party represents and warrants to the other party. A. That it is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction in which it is organized or licensed. That it has the full power to enter into this agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder and that the performance by it of its obligations under this agreement have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other actions and that such performance will not violate any provision of any organizational charter or bylaws. B. That neither the execution of this agreement, nor its performance hereunder, will directly or indirectly violate or interfere with the terms of another agreement to which it is a party or give any governmental entity the right to suspend, terminate, or modify any of it governmental authorizations or assets required for its performance hereunder. C. That all of its employees, agents, representatives and contractors whose services may be used to fulfill obligations under this agreement shall be appropriately information of the terms of this agreement and their legal obligation to both parties to comply with these terms. D. That it will reasonably cooperate with the other party in the performance of the mutual obligations of this agreement. 7. Term. Unless otherwise terminated, as provided in section 8, this agreement shall become effective on the effective date and run concurrently with other related agreements of the parties. 8. Termination. A. This agreement will automatically terminate without any further action of the parties upon termination or expiration of an existing or contemporaneously executed agreement between the parties for provision of healthcare related goods and services that may involve the use, disclosure, or release for provision healthcare related goods and/or services that may involve the use, disclosure or release of PHI to company; provided however, certain terms of this agreement shall survive the expiration or termination in accordance with section 9. B. Termination by Client. Client must provide Company with written notice of the existence of a breach and provide Company with thirty (30) days to cure said breach upon mutually agreeable terms. In the event mutually agreeable terms cannot be reached within this thirty (30) day period, Company shall cure said breach to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the HHS within an additional 15 days. Failure by Company to cure said breach or violation in the manner set forth above shall be grounds for immediate termination. If termination is not feasible, Client has the right to report the problem to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. C. Termination by Company. If Company determines that Client has breached a material tem of this agreement, Company shall provide Client with a written notice of the existence of the breach and shall provide Client with 30 days to cure said breach. In the event that mutually agreeable terms cannot be reached within this thirty day period, Client shall cure said breach to the satisfaction of the HHS within an additional fifteen (15) days. Failure by Client to cure said breach or violation in the manner set forth above shall be grounds for immediate termination. 9. Effect of termination. Upon termination pursuant to section 8, Company agrees to return or destroy all PHI if it is feasible to do so. Prior to doing so, Company further agrees to recover any PHI in the possession of its contactor or agents. If PHI is destroyed by Company, Company shall provide appropriate documentation/certification evidencing method, time date and witness to destruction. If it is not feasible for Company to return or destroy all PHI, Company will notify the Client in writing. Such notification shall include: (i) a statement that Company has determined that it is infeasible to return or destroy the PHI in its possession and (ii) the specific reasons for such determination. Company further agrees to extend any and all protections, limitation and restrictions contained in this agreement to its use or disclosure for the purposes that make the return or destruction of PHI infeasible. If it is infeasible for Company to obtain from a contractor or agent any PHI in the possession of the contractor or agent, Company must provide written explanation to the Client and require the contractor or agent to agree to extend any and all protections, limitations and restrictions contained in this agreement to the contractor and/or agent?s use and/or disclosure of any PHI retained after the termination of this agreement, and to limit any further uses or disclosures as required by law. 10. Amendments and Waivers. This agreement may not be modified, nor shall any provisions hereof be waived or amended, except in writing by authorized representatives of both parties. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the validity of this agreement or the right of either party thereafter to enforce each provision. 11. Third Party beneficiaries. Nothing express or implied in this agreement is intended to confer, not shall anything herein confer upon any person other than the parties, the respective successors or Assigns of the parties, any rights, remedies, obligation or liabilities whatsoever. Neither party hereto may assign this contract without the prior written consent of the other. 12. Notices. Any notice required or permitted under this agreement shall be given writing and delivered by hand via a national overnight delivery service (USPS, Federal Express, etc.), prepaid and return receipt requested to the addresses listed below. Any change of address of either party shall be immediately transmitted to the other party, as provided above. 13. Counterparts. This agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original. 14. Disputes. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of this agreement shall be settled by the good faith efforts of the parties hereto. Client retains the right to seek injunctive relief to prevent or stop the unauthorized use or disclosure of PHI by company, its contractors or agents. 15. Limitation of Liability. Except for fraud and intentional misrepresentations, no party shall be liable for any special, consequential, punitive, exemplary, incidental or indirect damages, costs, expenses charges or claims. Westwood Pharmacy, Inc. 5823 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226
       
       
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    HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practice

    JOSEPH PHARMACY 216 WEST 72ND STREET NEW YORK, NY 10023 TEL (212) 875-1718 FAX (212) 875-0921 E-Mail: JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM OR WWW.JOSEPHPHARMACY.COM NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES 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. JOSEPH PHARMACY is required by law to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information ('PHI') and to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI. PHI is information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. This Notice of Privacy Practices ('Notice') describes how we may use and disclose PHI to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other specified purposes that are permitted or required by law. The Notice also describes your rights and with respect to PHI about you. JOSEPH PHARMACY is required to follow the terms of this Notice. We will not use or disclose PHI about you without your written authorization, expect as described in this Notice. We reserve the right to change our practices and this Notice and to make the new Notice effective for all PHI we maintain. Upon request, we will provide any revised Notice to you. Your Health Information Rights You have the following rights with respect to PHI about you: *Obtain a paper copy of the Notice upon request. You may request a copy of the Notice at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive the Notice electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy. To obtain a paper copy, contact the Privacy Officer at (212) 875-1718 or e-mail request to JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. *Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of PHI. You have the right to request additional restrictions on our use and disclosure of PHI about you by sending a written request to the Privacy Officer or e-mailing the request to JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. We are not required to agree to those restrictions. *Inspect and obtain a copy of PHI. You have the right to access and copy PHI about you contained in a designated record set for as long as JOSEPH PHARMACY maintains the PHI. The 'designated record set' usually will include prescription and billing records. To inspect or copy PHI about you, you must send a written request to the Privacy Officer or e-mail it to JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. We may charge you a fee for the cost of copying, mailing and supplies that are necessary to fulfill your request. We may deny your request to inspect and copy in certain limited circumstances. If you are denied access to PHI about you, you may request that the denial be reviewed. *Request an amendment of PHI. If you feel that PHI we maintain about you is incomplete or incorrect, you may request that we amend it. You may request an amendment for as long as we maintain the PHI. To request an amendment, you must send a written request to the Privacy Officer or e-mail it to: JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. In addition, you must include a reason that supports your request. In certain cases, we may deny your request for an amendment. If we deny your request for amendment, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with the decision, and we give you a rebuttal to your statement. *Receive an accounting of disclosure of PHI. You have the right to receive an accounting of the disclosures we have made of PHI about you after April 14, 2003 for most purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations. The accounting will exclude disclosures we have made directly to you, disclosures to friends or family members involved in your care, and disclosures for notification purposes. The right to receive an accounting is subject to certain other exceptions, restrictions, and limitations. To request an accounting, you must submit a request in to the Privacy Officer or e-mail it to JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. Your request must specify the time period, but may not be longer than six years. The first accounting you request within a 12 month period will be provided free of charge, but you may be charged for cost of providing additional accountings. We will notify you of the cost involved and you may choose to withdraw or modify your request at that time. *Request communications of PHI by alternative means or at alternative locations. For instance, you may request we contact you about medical matters only in writing or at a different residence or post office box. To request confidential communication of PHI about you, you must submit a request in writing to the Privacy Officer or e-mail it to JOSEPHPHARMACY@YAHOO.COM. Your request must state how or where you would like to be contacted. We will accommodate all reasonable requests. *Revoke your consent to use or disclose PHI. You may revoke consent in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing PHI about you, except to the extent that that we have already taken action in reliance on the consent. We may refuse to continue to treat a customer that revokes his or her consent. Example of How We May Use and Disclose PHI The following categories describe and provide examples of different ways we use and disclose PHI about you. We will use PHI for treatment. Example: Information obtained by the pharmacist will be used to dispense prescription medications to you. We will document in your record information related to the medications dispensed to you and services provided to you. We will use PHI for payment. Example: We will contact your insurer or pharmacy benefit manager to determine whether it will pay for your prescription and the amount of your co-payment. We will bill you or third-party payer for the cost of prescription medications dispensed to you. The information on or accompanying the bill may include information that identifies you, as well as the prescriptions you are taking. We will use PHI for health care operations. Example: JOSEPH PHARMACY may use information in your health record to monitor the performance of the pharmacists providing treatment to you. This information will be used in an effort to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the health care and service we provide. We are likely to use or disclose PHI for the following purposes: Business associates: There are some services provided by us through contracts with business associates. Examples include the analysis of prescription costs and their trends for groups and sub- groups of patient populations. When these services are contracted for, we may disclose PHI about you to our business associates so that they can perform the job we have asked them to do and bill you or your third-party payer for services rendered. To protect PHI about you, we require the business associate to appropriately safeguard the PHI. Communication with individuals involved in your care or payment for your care: Health professionals such as pharmacists, using their professional judgment, may disclose to a family member, other relative, close personal friend or any person you can identify, PHI relevant to that person's involvement in your care or payment related to your care. Personal communications: We may contact you to provide refill reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): We may disclose to the FDA, or persons under the jurisdiction of the FDA, PHI relative to adverse events with respect to drugs, foods, supplements, products and product defects, or post marketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacements. Worker's compensation: We may disclose PHI about you as authorized by and as necessary to comply with laws relating to worker's compensation or similar programs established by law. Public Health: As required by law, we may disclose PHI about you to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability. Law enforcement: We may disclose PHI about you for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena or other legal process. Health Oversight activities: We must disclose PHI about you to an oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These oversight activities include audits, investigations, and inspections, as necessary for our licensure and for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws. Judicial and administrative proceedings: If you are involved in a lawsuit or dispute, we may disclose PHI about you in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose PHI about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the requested PHI. We are permitted to use and disclose PHI about you for the following purposes: Research: We may disclose PHI about you to researchers when an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your information has approved their research. Coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors: We may release PHI about you to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also disclose PHI to funeral directors consistent with applicable law to carry out their duties. Organ or tissue procurement organizations: Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose PHI about you to organ procurement organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking, or transplantation of organs for the purpose of tissue donation and transplant. Fundraising: We may contact you as part of a fundraising effort. Notification: We may use or disclose PHI about you to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative, or another person responsible for your care, your location, and your general condition. Correctional institution: If you are or become an inmate of a correctional institution, we may disclose PHI to the institution or its agents when necessary for your health or the health and safety of others. To avert a serious threat to health and safety: We may use and disclose PHI about you when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person. Military or veterans: If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release PHI about you to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities authorized by law. National Security and intelligence activities: We may release PHI about you to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities authorized by law. Protective services for the President and others: We may disclose PHI about you to authorized federal officials so they may provide protection to the President, other authorized persons or foreign heads of state or conduct special investigations. Victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violent: We may disclose PHI about you to a government authority, such as a social service, or protective service agency. If we reasonably believe you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. We will only disclose this type of information to the extent required by law, if you agree to the disclosure of if the disclosure is allowed by law and we believe it is necessary to prevent serious harm to you or someone else or the law enforcement or public official that is to receive the report represents that it is necessary and will not be used against you. Other Uses and Disclosures of PHI JOSEPH PHARMACY will obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing the PHI about you for purposes other than those provided above or as otherwise permitted or required by law. You may revoke an authorization in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing PHI about you, except to the extent that we have already taken action in reliance on the authorization. For More Information or to Report a Problem If you have questions or would like additional information about Joseph Pharmacy's privacy practices, you may contact our privacy officer. If you believe your privacy right have been violated, you can file a complaint with our HIPAA privacy officer or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint. Effective Date

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    MEDILANE DRUG CORP NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES 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. LEGAL DUTY We are required by federal and state law to maintain the privacy of your health information. We are also required to give you this notice about our privacy practices, our legal duties and your rights concerning your health information. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this Notice while it is in effect. This notice takes effect April 14, 2003 and will remain in effect until we replace it. You may request a copy of our Privacy Practice Notice at any time. For more information or additional copies of this Notice, please contact us at the telephone number listed in the Company Information section at the top of this Notice. If and when permitted by applicable law, we have the right to change our privacy practices; if we do so, we will notify you in writing of these changes. USE AND DISCLOSURES OF HEALTH INFORMATION We are permitted by law, to use and disclose health information about you for reasons concerning treatment, payment, and healthcare operations. Examples: Treatment: We may disclose your health information to a physician or healthcare provider that is providing treatment or other healthcare services to you. Payment: We may use and disclose your health information to obtain payment for services that we provide to you. Operations: We may use and disclose your health information in connection with our healthcare operations, which include administration and planning and other tasks that help us improve that quality. Family and Friends: We may disclose your health information to a family member, relative or a friend that has been identified by you while you are present. If you are not present, professional judgment will be utilized to determine whether a disclosure is required or in your best interest. We will only disclose information that is believed to be relevant to the person's involvement with your healthcare of payment related to your health care. We may also disclose your health information in order to notify such persons of your location, general condition or death. As required by law: We must disclose your health information when required to do so by law. Victims of Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose your health information to authorities if reasonable belief is that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence. We may disclose information to the extent necessary to avert additional serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others. Public Health Activities: We may disclose your health information to public health authorities for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease or preventing injury; to report information to a health oversight agency that is responsible for ensuring compliance with governmental rules and regulations, such as Medicare and Medicaid. National Security: We may disclose to military authorities the health information of Armed Forces personnel under certain circumstances. We may disclose to authorized federal officials health information required for lawful intelligence, counter intelligence, and other national security activities. Appointment Reminders: We may contact you to provide you with appointment reminders, such as voice messages; including essential information such as time, location, and the name of the company/provider. Workers' Compensation: We may use or disclose your health information to the extent necessary to comply with state laws relating to workers' compensation. Disclosures Requiring your Authorization: For any reasons other than those listed in this notice, we may only use or disclose your health information with your written authorization. You authorization must also be obtained prior to using your health information for any marketing activity. YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR PERSONAL HEALTH INFORMATION Access to Record: You may have access to your health information, with limited exceptions. Request must be made in writing, utilizing our Records Access Request Form. We may charge a reasonable fee to compensate for time and materials. Revocation of your Authorization: You make revoke your authorization to disclose your health information at any time. Request must be made in writing, using our Authorization Revocation form. Restriction of Information: You may request that we place restrictions on our use or disclosure of your health information. You must make you request in writing by sending us a letter that specifies the type of information to be restricted and to whom the information is to be restricted from. Requests should be sent directly to the address listed in the heading of this Notice. We will consider all requests: however are not required to agree to the request. We will respond to all such requests in writing. Disclosure Accounting: You may request a list of instances in which we (or our business associates) disclosed your health information for purposes, other than treatment, payment, healthcare operations and certain other activities, for the last 6 years, but not before April 14, 2003. You must make your request in writing by sending us a letter that specifies the type of information and the time period involved. Requests should be sent directly to the address listed in the heading of this Notice. If you request this information more than once in a 12-month period, we may charge you a reasonable fee to compensate for our time and materials. Alternative Communication: You may request that we communicate with you about your health information by alternative means or to an alternative location. You must make your request in writing by sending a letter that specifies the alternative means of location and provide satisfactory explanation how payments will be handled under the alternative means or location you have requested. Requests should be sent directly to the address listed in the header of this Notice. Amendment: You have the right to request that we amend your health information. You must make your request in writing by sending a letter that explains why the information should be amended. Requests should be sent directly to the address listed in the header of this Notice. We will comply to your request unless we believe that the information to be amended is accurate and complete. Right to Receive Paper Copy of this Notice: Upon request, you may obtain a paper copy of this notice. QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS If you are concerned that we may have violated your privacy rights, or if you disagree with a decision we have made about a request for access to your health information, a request you have made to amend or restrict the use or disclosure of your health information or a request you have made for us to communication with your by alternative means or locations, you may complain to us using the contact information listed in the header of this Notice. You may also submit a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We will provide you with the address to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon request. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this Notice, please contact us.