We disclose your child’s PHI as a part of certain operations, such as quality improvement. For example, we may use your child’s PHI to evaluate the quality of dental services that were performed.
We may be asked by the sponsor of your health plan to provide your child’s PHI to the sponsor. If we are asked to do so, we intend to honor such requests unless we are prohibited by law.
We may use or disclose your child’s PHI without your authorization for several other reasons. Subject to certain requirements, we may give out PHI without your authorization for public health purposes, auditing purposes, research studies, and emergencies. We provide PHI when otherwise required by law, such as for law enforcement in specific circumstances, or for judicial or administrative proceedings. In any other situation, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing your child’s PHI. If you choose to sign an authorization to allow disclosure of your child’s PHI, you can later revoke that authorization to stop any future uses and disclosures (other than for treatment, payment, and health care operations).
We may change our policies at any time. Before we make a significant change in our policies, we will change our notice and send the new notice to you. You can also request a copy of our notice at any time.