Effective date: April 14, 2003
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
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.
This Privacy Notice describes the type of information the New York City Health and Hospitals
Corporation (“NYCHHC”) gathers about you, with whom that information may be shared, and
the safeguards we have in place to protect it. This notice describes your rights to access and amend
your health information. If the practices described in this notice meet your expectations, there is
nothing you need to do. If you prefer that we not share information, we may honor your written
request, as described below. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact
our Corporate Privacy Officer at CPO@NYCHHC.org or toll-free at 1-866-HELP-HHC.
Who Will Follow This Notice?
This notice describes NYCHHC’s practices and that of:
• Any health care professional authorized to enter information into your medical chart
• All departments and units of NYCHHC, its hospitals, clinics, community providers,
and affiliates working with NYCHHC to provide health care at NYCHHC facilities
• Any member of the NYCHHC workforce (including all employees, staff, volunteers,
students, and other NYCHHC personnel)
All of these entities and locations follow the terms of this notice. In addition, these individuals,
entities, and locations may share medical information with each other for purposes of treatment,
payment, health care operations, or research, as described in this notice.
Our Pledge Regarding Your Medical Information
We understand that information about you and your health is personal. We are committed to
protecting the confidentiality of your medical information. As part of our routine operations, we
create a record of the care and services you receive. We need this record to provide you with quality
care and to comply with certain legal requirements. This notice applies to