10460 AL Hwy 168, Boaz, AL 35957 |  P: 256-593-6546 | F: 256-593-3137 | Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 8am-3pm | Sun: CLOSED

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. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

 

Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. is required by law to maintain the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI) and to provide individuals with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI, PHI is information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services, this Notice of Privacy Practices (Notice) describes how we may use and disclose PHI to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other specified purposes that are permitted or required by law. The Notice also describes your rights with respect to PHI about you.

 

Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. is required to follow the terms of this Notice. We will not use or disclose PHI about you without your written authorization, except as described in this Notice. We reserve the right to change our practices and this Notice and to make the new Notice effective for all PHI we maintain. Upon request, we will provide any revised Notice to you.

 

Your Health Information Rights

 

You have the following rights with respect to PHI about you:

 

Obtain a paper copy of the Notice upon request. You may request a copy of the Notice at any time. Even if you have agreed to receive the Notice electronically, you are still entitled to a paper copy. To obtain a paper copy, contact Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957.

 

Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of PHI. You have the right to request additional restrictions on our use or disclosures of PHI about you by sending a written request to Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957. We are not required to agree to those restrictions.

 

Inspect and obtain a copy of PHI. You have the right to access and copy PHI about you contained in a designated record set for as long as Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. maintains the PHI. The designated record set usually will include prescription and billing records. To inspect or copy PHI about you, you must send a written request to Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957. We may charge you a fee for the costs of copying, mailing and supplies that are necessary to fulfill your request, We may deny your request to inspect and copy in certain limited circumstances, if you are denied access to PHI about you, you may request that the denial be reviewed.

 

Request an amendment of PHI. If you feel that PHI we maintain about you is incomplete or incorrect, you may request that we amend it. You may request an amendment for as long as we maintain the Phi. To request an amendment, you must send a written request to Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. P.O. Box573, Boaz, AL 35957. You must include a reason that supports your request. In certain cases, we may deny your request for amendment. If we deny your request for amendment you have the rights to file a statement of disagreement with the decision and we may give a rebuttal to your statement.

 

Receive an accounting of disclosures of PHI. You have the right to receive an accounting of the disclosures we have made to PHI about you after April 14, 2003 for most purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations. The accounting will exclude certain disclosures, such as disclosures made directly to you, disclosures you have authorized, disclosures to friends or family members involved in your care, and disclosures for notification purposes, the right to receive an accounting is subject to certain other exceptions, restrictions, and limitations. To request an accounting, you must submit a request in writing to, Brandi Jones, Privacy Officer, Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957. Your request must specify the time period, but may not be longer than six years. The first accounting you request within a twelve month period will be provided free of charge, but you may be charges for the cost of providing additional accountings. We will notify you if the cost involved and you may choose to withdraw or modify your request an that time.

 

Request communications of PHI by alternative means or at alternative locations. For instance, you may request that we contact you about medical matters only in writing or at a different residence or post office box. To request confidential communication of PHI about you, you must submit a request in writing to, Brandi Jones, Privacy Officer, Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957. Your request must state how you or where you would like to be contacted. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.

 

Examples of How We May Use and Disclose PHI

 

The following are descriptions and examples of ways we use and disclose PHI:

We will use PHI for treatment. Example: Information by the pharmacist will be used to dispense prescription medications to you. We will document in your record information related to the medications dispensed to you and services provided to you.

 

We will use PHI for payment. Example: We will contact your insurer or pharmacy benefit manager to determine whether it will pay for your prescriptions and the amount of your co-payment. We will bill you or a third- party payer for the cost of prescription medications dispensed to you. The information on or accompanying the bill may include information that identifies you, as well as the prescriptions you are taking.

 

We will use PHI for health care operations. Example: Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. my used information in your health record to monitor the performance of the pharmacists providing treatment to you. This information will be used in an effort to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare and service we provide. We are likely to use or disclose PHI for the following purposes.

 

Business associates. There are some services provided by us through contracts with business associates. When these services are contracted for, we may disclose PHI about you to our business associates so that they can perform the job we have asked them to do and bill you or your third-party payer for services rendered. To protect PHI about you, we require the business associates to appropriately safeguard the PHI.

 

Communication with individuals involved in your care or payment for your care. Health professionals such as pharmacists, using their professional judgment, may disclose to a family member, other relative, close personal friend or any person you identify, PHI relevant to that person’s involvement in your care or payment related to your care.

 

Health-related communications: We may contact you to provide refill reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.

 

Food and drug Administration (FDA). We may disclose to the FDA, or persons under the jurisdiction of the FDA, PHI relative to adverse events with respect to drugs, foods, supplements, products and product defects, or post marketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacements.

 

Worker’s Compensation. We may disclose PHI about you as authorized by and as necessary to comply with laws relating to worker’s compensation or similar programs established by law.

 

Public health. As required by law, we may disclose PHI about you to public health or legal authorities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability.

 

Law enforcement. We may disclose PHI about you for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a valid subpoena or other legal process.

 

As required by law. We must disclose PHI about you when required to do so by law.

Health oversight activities. We may disclose PHI about you to an oversight agency for activities authorized by law. These oversights include audits, investigations, and inspections, as necessary for our licenser and for the government to monitor the health care system, government programs, and compliance with civil rights laws.

 

Judicial and administrative proceedings. If you are involved in a lawsuit or a dispute, we may disclose PHI about you in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose PHI about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process by someone else involved in the dispute, but only if efforts have been made to tell you about the request or to obtain an order protecting the requested PHI. We are permitted to use or disclose PHI about you for the following purposes.

 

Research. We may disclose PHI about you to researchers when their research has been approved by an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your information.

 

Coroners, medical examiners, and funeral directors. We may release PHI about you to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary, for example, to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also disclose PHI to funeral directors consistent with applicable law to carry out their duties.

 

Organ or tissue procurement organizations. Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose PHI about you to organ procurement organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking, or transplantation of organs for the purpose of tissue donation and transplant.

 

Fundraising. We may contact you as part of a fundraising effort.

 

Notification. We may use or disclose PHI about you to notify or assist in notifying a family member, personal representative, or another person responsible for your care, your location, and your general condition.

 

Correctional institution. If you are or become an inmate of a correctional institution, we may disclose PHI to the institution o its agents when necessary for you health or the health and safety of others.

 

To avert a serious threat to health or safety. We may use and disclose PHI about you when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of the public or another person.

 

Military and Veterans. If you a member of the armed forces, we may release PHI about you as required by military command authorities. We may also release PHI about foreign military personnel to the appropriate military authority.

 

National security and intelligence activities. We may release PHI about you to authorize federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence, and other national security activities authorized by law.

 

Protective services for the President and others. We may disclose PHI about you to authorized federal official so they may provide protection to the President, other authorized persons or foreign heads of state or conduct special investigations.

 

Victims of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. We may disclose PHI about you to a government authority, such as a social service protective services agency, if we reasonably believe you are a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. We will disclose this type of information to the extent required by law, if you agree to the discloser, or if the disclosure is allowed by law and we believe it is necessary to prevent serious harm to you or someone else or the law enforcement or public official that is to receive the report represents that it is necessary and will not be used against you.

 

Other Uses and Disclosures of PHI

 

Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. will obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing PHI about you for purposes other than those provided for above (or as otherwise permitted or required by law). You may revoke am authorization in writing at any time. Upon receipt of the written revocation, we will stop using or disclosing PHI about you, except to the extent that we have already taken action in reliance on the authorization.

 

For more information or to report a problem

 

If you have questions or would like additional information about Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. Privacy Practices, you may contact, Brandi Jones, Privacy Officer, Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., P.O. Box 573, Boaz, AL 35957, Phone (256) 593-6546. If you believe your rights have been violated, you can file a compliant with Brandi Jones, Privacy Officer, or with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There will be no retaliation for filing a complaint, and, of you desire we will assist you in doing so.

DISCLAIMER

 

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Website Content and Access

 

Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates reserves the right without prior notice to discontinue any services or content available on this website, or otherwise change specifications at any time without incurring any obligations to any party. However, Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

 

Privacy Policy

 

Access to this website may be monitored from time to time. Your use of this website constitutes your consent to such monitoring as set forth in our Privacy Policy.

 

Ownership

 

The content on this website, including without limitation the text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, video or audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., the Pharmacy or its respective affiliates or vendors and is protected under applicable United States and international patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The compilation of all content on this website, as well as the original arrangement, organization, design, formatting, trade dress, look and feel of the website is also the exclusive property of Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc., the Pharmacy or its respective affiliates or vendors and is also protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. Copyright © Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. All rights reserved. Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates are the owner of the copyright Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates. This website may contain various third-party names and marks that are the property of its respective owners; such as graphics, logos, button icons, and service names appearing on this website are also the distinctive and protected trademarks, service marks, or trade names of that Company, Corporation, or etc. or its affiliates, not Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates. Any unauthorized use of our marks, or of our copyrighted material or trade dress or any other intellectual property is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law provides.

 

No Medical Advice

 

The content on this website is to be used for informational purposes only. You acknowledge that the content is in no case to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be relied upon by any person or entity for purposes of medical diagnosis or treatment. Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates or vendors shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the content, but neither Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. nor its respective affiliates and vendors guarantees the sequence, accuracy, or completeness of the content and shall not be liable in any way to you, or anyone else to whom the content may be furnished, for any delays, inaccuracies, unavailability, errors or omissions in the content. Such content is relied upon at your own risk and sole discretion.

 

Submissions

 

Should you send Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates any website postings, feedback or data, such as ideas, comments, and suggestions or questions regarding any Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates products or services (including this website), such information will not be given confidential treatment. Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates will have any obligation of any kind to you with respect to any postings, feedback or data that you submit. Your submission of such postings, feedback and data affects an assignment to Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates of such material (along with any underlying or related ideas, concepts, techniques and know-how) and you agree to assign and hereby assign all such postings, feedback and data to Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates without charge. As the sole and exclusive owner of such postings, feedback and data, Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates will be free to reproduce, copy, use, disclose and distribute the information to others including without limitation incorporating your postings, feedback or data (and any underlying or related ideas, concepts, techniques and know-how) into any Boaz Discount Drugs, Inc. or its affiliates product or service or this website without compensation to you of any kind.