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									Confidentiality and Privacy              Policy #


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POLICY:

   1. In the course of performing work responsibilities, information is
      considered confidential with regard to patients, their families, their
      physicians and/or. As a condition of employment, personnel are instructed
      not to discuss any such information with others. Personnel shall not
      discuss patients in common areas or outside of the facility.

   2. Medical records are only to be accessed by staff that is involved with the
      patient’s care. Medical records are protected from unauthorized access by
      storing in protected areas when outside of the medical records department.

   3. The computer system requires access codes to obtain information from
      sensitive areas, i.e., business office and medical records.

   4. Patient’s name shall not be used on lockers, to protect the right to
      confidentiality and privacy. Numbers shall b
								
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