Terms and Conditions
If you do not agree with this Disclaimer and its Terms and Conditions, do not use the www.urologyweb.com Site. By using the urologyweb Site, you agree to the Disclaimer and its Terms and Conditions. The terms Florida Urological Associates pa (FUA), urologyweb, urologyweb.com and urologyweb, LLC are used interchangeably as the Site.
This urologyweb Site has been prepared by us for your general information and education. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider directly prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. The reader should regularly consult a physician regarding matters relating to his or her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or immediate medical attention.
The content of www.urologyweb.com is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice but is provided for informational purposes only. Urologyweb and FUA do not assume any responsibility or liability for the contents of any material provided on its Site; and it does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures or organizations that may be mentioned on the Site.
Urologyweb and FUA assume no liability or responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property arising from any use of any product, information, idea or instruction contained in the this Site. Furthermore, there may be sexually explicit material that may be offensive to you, and you access this material at your own risk.
Urologyweb and FUA make no warranties about the discoverability of users’ identity by methods beyond our control. This Site may store the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer when you visit this Site.
The contents of the urologyweb Site, including but not limited to the text, graphics, images and software, are protected by copyright, and none of the content may be rearranged, reproduced, retransmitted or translated in any form except for data for personal use only. Neither may this or the contents of this Site be reproduced, displayed or sold in any form.
The urologyweb Site and its contents are provided on an as-is basis without any warranties of any kind.
In no event shall urologyweb, FUA or any of its associates for the urologyweb Site be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from the use or inability to use the urologyweb Site or its content. Furthermore, urologyweb and FUA assume no liability for any problems relating to information transmitted in connection with the use of the urologyweb Site.
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Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a federal program that requires that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are kept properly confidential. This Act gives you, the patient, significant new rights to understand and control how your health information is used. “HIPAA” provides penalties for covered entities that misuse personal health information.
As required by “HIPAA”, we have prepared this explanation of how we are required to maintain the privacy of your health information and how we may use and disclose your health information. We may use and disclose your medical records only for each of the following purposes: treatment, payment and health care operations.
Treatment means providing, coordinating, or managing health care related services by one or more health care providers.
Payment means such activities as obtaining reimbursement for services, confirming coverage, billing or collection activities, and utilization review.
Health care operations include the business aspect of running our practice, such as conducting quality assessment and improvement activities, auditing functions, and customer service.
We may contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.
Any other uses and disclosures will be made only with your written authorization. You may revoke such authorization in writing and we are required to honor and abide by that written request, except to the extent that we have already taken actions relying on your authorization.
You have the following rights with respect to your protected health information, which you can exercise by presenting a written request to the Privacy Officer:
The right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of protected health information, including those related to disclosures of family members, other relatives, close personal friends, or any other person identified by you. We are, however, not required to agree to a requested restriction. If we do agree to a restriction, we must abide by it unless you agree in writing to remove it.
The right to reasonable requests to receive confidential communications of protected health information from us by alternative means or at alternative locations.
The right to inspect and copy your protected health information.
The right to amend your protected health information for correction.
The right to obtain a paper copy of this notice from us upon request.
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information. This notice is effective as of April 1, 2003 and we are required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to change the terms of our Notice of Privacy Practices and make the new notice provisions effective for all protected health information that we maintain. We will post and you may request a written copy of a revised Notice of Privacy Practices from this office.
You have recourse if you feel that your privacy protections have been violated. You have the right to file a written complaint with our office, or with the Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Civil Rights, about violations of the provisions of this notice or the policies and procedures of our office.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
For further information:
200 Independence Avenue, S. W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Under Florida law, physicians are generally required to carry medical malpractice insurance or otherwise demonstrate financial responsibility to cover claims for medical malpractice.
YOUR DOCTOR HAS DECIDED NOT TO CARRY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE.
This is permitted under Florida law subject to certain conditions. Florida law imposes penalties against noninsured physicians who fail to satisfy adverse judgments arising from claims of medical malpractice.
This notice is provided pursuant to Florida law.
Florida Urological Associates,pa (FUA) and it’s physicians have certain financial arrangements with various evaluation and treatment entities.