How does Van Diest Medical Center protect a patient's privacy?
On April 14, 2003, the Federal government put into effect a set of laws to protect the privacy of your personal health information (HIPAA). HIPAA protects aspects of your privacy such as information in your medical records, your physical privacy during tests, treatments and discussions, and billing for the services you received.
The "Privacy Notice" you received when you were admitted explains your rights under HIPAA in greater detail. If you do not receive a copy, as a patient, you can simply ask your nurse or see the “Notice of Privacy Practice” section of our site.