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.
Inc. Laboratory of Personalized Health (LPH) Privacy Practices
As a healthcare provider who provides laboratory testing to ordering
LPH is committed to protecting the confidentially of your Protected
Health Information (PHI) as described under the Health Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). We have provided this Notice
to you to describe our privacy practices relating to PHI. LPH will
only use or disclose your PHI as detailed below.
and materials provided to us by clients and all test results are held
in strict confidence and stored in monitored, secured facilities under
the supervision of trained personnel.
information of any kind will not be released to a third party without
express written instructions. We are required to provide de-identified
information of a statistical nature to our accrediting agencies and
reserve the right to use such anonymous information for research purposes.
Use and Disclosure of PHI Related to LPH and Health Care Operations
LPH collects PHI in the process of providing treatment, payment, or
health care operations. Under HIPAA, LPH is not required to obtain
your consent or authorization prior to using or disclosing your PHI
for treatment, payment, or health care operations.
For Treatment: LPH discloses your PHI to physicians, nurses and
other health care personnel who provide you with health care services.
For Healthcare Operations: LPH may disclose your PHI for healthcare
operations, which include internal education, administration, and
planning. It may also be used to evaluate the quality of our laboratory
testing, accuracy of results, and for certification functions.
and Disclosures with your Authorization
LPH cannot use your PHI for anything other than the reasons mentioned
above, without your written and signed authorization form. The authorization
form is a written document signed by you giving us permission to use
or disclose your PHI for the purposes you specifically set forth in
In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your
PHI. However, federal law, (specifically federal regulations governing
laboratories) and certain state laws provide that LPH cannot report
test results directly to a patient. You must make the written request
for such PHI to your healthcare provider and they will forward this
request to LPH. LPH will coordinate such disclosure with your healthcare
provider by forwarding your PHI to your healthcare provider, who will
in turn provide you with the information that was requested.
to this Notice
We reserve the right to change this notice and to make the necessary
provisions in our notice for all PHI we maintain. When changes are
made we will publish a revised notice. This notice will be present
on our website at www.genomas.net.
Questions or Concerns
have questions or any concerns, please contact our privacy officer
Laboratory of Personalized Health
c/o Privacy Officer
67 Jefferson Street
Hartford, CT 06106