RITTER CENTER SAFETY NET PROGRAM Notice of Privacy Practices
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
We care about protecting your private information and supporting your rights. This is our new Notice of Privacy Practices which goes into effect on September 11, 2020. We hope you find it helpful and easy to understand. Please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can contact our Privacy Officer via email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to speak with you!
This notice describes how substance use treatment information about you, including your health and behavioral health care information, may be used and disclosed. It explains your rights, and how you can get access to your information. Please review it carefully.
You are protected by federal law.
As a client receiving substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services by our SUD treatment staff at the Ritter Center Safety Net Program, you have additional privacy protection under federal law.
Private information regarding your health and substance use disorder care is protected by two federal laws including HIPAA and 42 C.F.R Part 2 (usually shortened to “Part 2”).
Part 2 includes specific confidentiality provisions relating to the access, use, and disclosure of substance use disorder patient records. These protections go above and beyond the protections described in the regular Ritter Center Notice of Privacy Practices.