When you contact Next Gen Counseling and Coaching, LLC to request information about programs or services, your email or postal address will only be used to provide the information you requested. Providing information is voluntary and the information collected is used only for the purpose for which it was collected. Your information will not be sold, shared, or rented to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. Your information may be released when required by law to do so, to enforce site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. This does not include trusted third parties who assist in operating the website, conducting business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Non-identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Your information may also be used to send periodic e-mails, administer a contest, promotion, survey or other website feature. Information is collected information from you when you place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, service, or respond to a survey. When ordering or registering on the website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information.
The following Notice of Privacy Practices pertains only to clients involved in the services of Next Gen Counseling and Coaching.
Notice of Privacy Practices for Counseling and Coaching Services
Next Gen Counseling and Coaching, LLC is dedicated to maintaining your confidentiality and the privacy of your health information. This notice pertains to Counseling and Coaching clients engaged in services and describes how personal information about your health and substance use may be used, disclosed, and how you can get access to this information.Client Records While conducting business with you, records are created regarding you and the services provided to you. When engaging in Counseling services, your record contains personal information about you and your health. State and federal law protects the confidentiality of this information. “Protected health information” is information about you, including demographic information, that may identify you and relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services. The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse client records is specifically protected by Federal law and regulations. Next Gen Counseling and Coaching, LLC is required to comply with these additional restrictions. This includes a prohibition, with very few exceptions, on informing anyone outside the services you are engaged in or disclosing any information that identifies you as an alcohol or drug abuser. The violation of Federal laws or regulations by this program is a crime. If you suspect a violation you may file a report to the appropriate authorities in accordance with Federal regulations. How Your Information May be Used and Disclosed:
- For Treatment or Services. Use of medical and clinical information about you may be used to provide you with treatment or services.
- For Payment. Your information may be used and disclosed to bill and collect a payment for the services or items provided to you.
- For Health Care Operations. Use and disclosure of protected health information (“PHI”) for certain purposes in connection with the operation of services.
- Without Authorization. Applicable law also permits disclosure of information about you without authorization in a limited number of other situations, such as with a court order. These situations are explained on the following pages.
- With Authorization. Written authorization must be obtained from you for other uses and disclosures of your PHI.
Your Rights Regarding Your Protected Health InformationYou have the following rights regarding PHI maintained about you:
- Right of Access to Inspect and Copy. You have the right, which may be restricted in certain circumstances, to inspect and copy PHI that may be used to make decisions about your care. There is a reasonable, cost-based fee for copies. If your records are maintained electronically, you may also request an electronic copy of your PHI.
- Right to Amend. If you feel that the PHI about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask for an amendment to the information although agreement to amend isn’t required.
- Right to an Accounting of Disclosures. You have the right to request an accounting of the disclosures that is made of your PHI.
- Right to Request Restrictions. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on the use or of your PHI for services, payment, or health care operations. Agreement is not required for your request, except in certain limited circumstances.
- Right to Request Confidential Communication. You have the right to request that communication about medical matters be made in a certain way or at a certain location.
- Right to a Copy of this Notice. Upon Request, you have the right to a copy of this notice.
Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Client Records The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse client records is protected by additional Federal law and regulations. Next Gen Counseling and Coaching and Lisa Thompson are required to comply with these additional restrictions. This includes a prohibition, with very few exceptions, on informing anyone outside of Next Gen Counseling and Coaching, LLC that you are involved in services or disclosing any information that identifies you as an alcohol or drug abuser. Some of the exceptions to this general rule include:
- The disclosure is allowed by a court order.
- The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency.
- The disclosure is with your written consent.
- Allowable disclosure when required by law. Disclosure of your PHI as required by state or federal law.
- Allowable disclosure for health or safety. Disclosure of your protected health information may be made to avert or lessen a serious threat of harm to you, to others, or to the public.
- Expanded allowable abuse reporting/investigation of abuse. Disclosure of protected health information may be made to a person legally authorized to investigate a report of abuse or neglect.
- Expanded allowable public health and health oversight activities. Disclosure of your protected health information may be made for public health purposes and health oversight purposes including licensing, auditing or accrediting agencies authorized or allowed by law to collect such information, including, for example, requirement to collect, report or disclose information about disease, injury, vital statistics for public health purposes or other information for investigation, audit or other health oversight purposes.
- Expanded allowable disclosure for law enforcement activities. Disclosure may be made of protected health information to law enforcement officials in response to a valid court order or warrant or as otherwise required or permitted by law.
- Expanded allowable disclosure to your legally authorized representative (LAR). Disclosure of your health information to a person appointed by a court to represent or administer your interests.
- Expanded allowable disclosure in judicial and administrative proceedings. Disclosure of your health information may be made pursuant to a valid court or administrative order, or in some cases, in response to a valid subpoena or discovery request.
- Allowable disclosure To the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Disclose must be made of your health information to the United States Department of Health and Human Services when requested in order to enforce the privacy laws.
This Notice of Privacy Practices describes use and disclosure of your protected health information (“PHI”) in accordance with all applicable law. It also describes your rights regarding how you may gain access to and control your PHI. Law requires privacy of PHI to be maintained and to provide you with notice of legal duties and privacy practices with respect to PHI.
If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policies of Next Gen Counseling and Coaching, LLC you may send a message here.