Michael S. Finn, P.C.
Notice of Privacy Practice

Our Privacy Pledge

We understand that your health information is personal. We care about your privacy and pledge to guard your information with great care. We will take steps to protect your information from people who do not have the need and/or legal right to see it. This pledge is an important part of our relationship with you. It supports the complete and honest communication necessary to provide quality patient care.


We are required by law to maintain your privacy and provide you with this Privacy Notice. It tells you about ways health information is used. It describes your rights and our obligations regarding use and disclosure of health information. In emergency situations, we may not be able to give you this notice until after emergency care is provided.


We may find it necessary to revise or update this Privacy Notice in the future. We are required to inform you of these changes by making a revised Privacy Notice available. Any revised notice can be obtained on our website.


We will also ask you to sign a form that states you have received this Privacy Notice from us.


THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY!!



Uses and Disclosures


Other disclosures require your authorization. Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use or disclosure of your information, you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use or disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision to revoke your authorization.


Individual Rights

You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards. These include:

We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices.

We are also required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.



Right to Revise Privacy Practices

As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Upon request, we will provide you with the most recently revised notice on any office visit. The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information we maintain.



Request to Inspect Protected Health Information

You may generally inspect or copy the protected health information that we maintain. As permitted by federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing. Your request will be reviewed and will generally be approved unless there are legal or medical reasons to deny the request.



Complaints

If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you may do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to:

Michael S. Finn, Ph.D., P.C.
Privacy Officer

23975 Novi Rd. Suite A-103

Novi, MI 48375



If you believe that your privacy right have been violated, you should bring the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the address above. You will not be penalized in any way for filing a complaint. For further information regarding our privacy practices, please contact Dr. Finn at the address shown above.