III. WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR PHI
You have the following rights with respect to your PHI:
The Right to Request Limits on Uses and Disclosures of Your PHI. You have the right to ask that we limit how we use and
disclose your PHI. We will consider your request, but are not legally required to accept it. If we accept your request, we will put any limits in
writing and abide by them except in emergency situations. You may not limit the uses and disclosures that we are legally required or allowed to
The Right to Choose How We Send PHI to You. You have the right to ask that we send information to you at an alternate address
or by alternate means. We must agree to your request so long as we can easily provide it to the location and in the format you request.
The Right to See and Get Copies of Your PHI. In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your PHI that we
have, but you must make the request in writing. If we don't have your PHI but we know who does, we will tell you how to get it. We will respond to
you within 30 days after receiving your written request. In certain situations, we may deny your request. If we do, we will tell you, in writing,
our reasons for the denial and explain your right to have the denial reviewed.
If you request copies of your PHI, we will charge you a fee for each page. Instead of providing the PHI you requested, we may provide you with
a summary or explanation of the PHI as long as you agree to that and to the associated cost in advance.
The Right to Get a List of the Disclosures We Have Made. You have the right to get a list of instances in which we have
disclosed your PHI. The list will not include uses or disclosures that you have already been informed of, such as those made for treatment,
payment or health care operations, directly to you, to your family, or in our facility directory. The list also won't include uses and disclosures
made for national security purposes, to corrections or law enforcement personnel or before April 14, 2003.
Your request must state a time period for the disclosures you want us to include. We will respond within 60 days of receiving your request. The
list we will give you will include disclosures made in the last six years (with the oldest date being April 14, 2003) unless you request a shorter
time. The list will include the date of the disclosure, to whom PHI was disclosed (including their address, if known), a description of the
information disclosed and the reason for the disclosure. We will provide the list to you at no charge, but if you make more than one request in
the same calendar year, we will charge you for each additional request.
The Right to Correct or Update Your PHI. If you believe that there is a mistake in your PHI or that a piece of important
information is missing, you have the right to request that we correct the existing information or add the missing information. You must provide the
request and your reason for the request in writing. We will respond within 60 days of receiving your request. We may deny your request in writing
if the PHI is (i) correct and complete, (ii) not created by us, (iii) not allowed to be disclosed, or (iv) not part of our records. Our written
denial will state the reasons for the denial and explain your right to file a written statement of disagreement with the denial. If you don't file
one, you have the right to request that your request and our denial be attached to all future disclosures of you PHI. If we approve your request,
we will make the change to your PHI, tell you that we have done it and tell others that need to know about the change to your PHI.
The Right to Get This Notice by E-Mail. You have the right to get a copy of this notice by e-mail. Even if you have agreed
to receive notice via e-mail, you also have the right to request a paper copy of this notice.
To invoke any of these rights, or for a campus specific Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact your local State University of New York
campus. A complete listing can be viewed at:
on your specific campus will take you to their Internet home page and provide you their specific Notice of Privacy Practices.