ALBERT LEA MEDICAL CENTER – Mayo Health System
Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective April 14, 2003
Revised May 4, 2005
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THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND
DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS THIS
INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Where this applies
This notice applies to the Albert Lea Medical Center, as well as
the following entities which are collectively referenced as
Albert Lea Medical Center: Albert Lea Cancer Center,
Albert Lea Clinic, Albert Lea Eye Clinic, Alden Clinic,
Fountain Centers, HealthReach, Kiester Clinic, Lake Mills
Clinic, Naeve Hospital, New Richland Clinic, Parkview Care
Center, Wells Clinic, Wells Eye Clinic.
To provide appropriate and consistent care, it is often necessary
to share your information within related organizations. These
include: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Mayo
Clinic Jacksonville, and the Mayo Health System.
Albert Lea Medical Center’s duties
By law, Albert Lea Medical Center must keep protected health
information private. The federal government defines protected
health information as any information, whether oral, electronic
or paper, which is created or received by Albert Lea Medical
Center and relates to a patient’s health care or payment for the
provision of health care. This includes the results of tests and
notes written by doctors and nurses, as well as your name,
address and telephone number.
Albert Lea Medical Center will follow the rules of its privacy
notice currently in effect as outlined below:
• Albert Lea Medical Center makes every effort to maintain the
confidentiality of medical information.
• Albert Lea Medical Center takes necessary precautions against
inappropriate use or disclosure of medical information.
A word about federal and state law
Federal and state laws require Albert Lea Medical Center to
protect your medical information, and federal law requires
Albert Lea Medical Center to describe to you how we handle
that information. When state and federal privacy laws differ,