Notice of Information Practices and Privacy Statement
Mastermind Care, Inc.
441 S State Rd 7 #15, Margate, FL 33068
How We Collect Information About You
Mastermind Care Inc and its employees and volunteers collect data through a variety of means including but not necessarily limited to letters, phone calls, emails, voicemails, website entries, and from the submission of applications that are either required by law or necessary to process applications or other requests for assistance from our organization.
HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act Protected Health Information
As found on cdc.gov “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.” Pursuant to this rule, the personal records of each patient are kept strictly private and any disclosure of this information is limited only to cases wherein he or she has given express consent.
We are required by applicable federal and state laws to maintain the privacy of your protected health information. PHI is information that may identify you and that relates to your past, present, or future physical or mental health/condition and related health care services. We will not use or disclose PHI about you without your written authorization – except as described in this notice. We are required to give this notice about privacy practices, our legal duties, and your rights concerning your PHI. We must follow the privacy practices that are described in this notice while it is in effect. This notice took effect on December 1, 2022 and will remain in effect until we replace it. We reserve the right to change our privacy practices and the terms of this notice at any time – provided such changes are permitted by applicable law. In the event we make a material change in our privacy practice, we will change this notice and provide it to you.
Uses and Disclosures of Health Information
We use and disclose protected information about you for treatment, payment, and healthcare/program operations as follows:
In addition to our use of your PHI for treatment, payment or healthcare/program operations you may give us written authorization to use your PHI or to disclose it for any purpose. If you give us an authorization, you may revoke it in writing at any time (except where required by court-ordered services). Your revocation will not affect any use or disclosure permitted by your authorization while it was in effect. Unless you give us written authorization, we cannot use or disclose your PHI for any reason except those described in this notice.
We may use or disclose your PHI to the referral source for purposes of treatment planning and coordination, reporting compliance/non-compliance issues, and referral to another additional service provider.
We may use or disclose your PHI to obtain payment for services we provide to you. This may include such activities as verification of coverage and billing/collection activities and related data processing.
We may use or disclose your PHI in connection with our healthcare program operations. This may include such activities as quality assessment and improvement activities, reviewing the competence and/or qualifications of healthcare/program professionals, evaluating provider performance, conducting training programs, and accreditation, certification, licensing and/or credentialing activities.
Required by Law
We may use or disclose your PHI when we are required to do so by law – including judicial and administrative proceedings.
Abuse or Neglect
We may disclose your PHI to appropriate authorities if we reasonably believe that you are a possible victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence or the possible victim of other crimes. We may also disclose your PHI to the extent necessary to avert a serious threat to your health or safety or the health or safety of others – including, if we have good reason to believe that you are engaging in child or elder abuse.
We may disclose to authorized federal officials PHI required for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence, or other national security activities. We may disclose to correctional institutions or law enforcement officials having lawful custody of PHI under certain circumstances.
Appointment Reminders and Termination Notices
What We Do Not Do With Your Information:
Information about your financial situation and medical conditions and care that you provide to us in writing, via email, on the phone (including information left on voicemails), contained in or attached to applications, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in strictest confidence.
We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or disseminate any information about applicants or clients who apply for or actually receive our services that are considered patient confidential, restricted by law, or specifically restricted by a patient/client in a signed HIPAA consent form.
We may use “cookies” (a small piece of data stored on the user’s computer by the web browser while browsing a website) and other technologies, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. This information is non-personal information; however, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information and will never share with third parties. You may use your browser’s preferences to disable cookies if you wish for this type of information to not be collected.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Mastermind Care Inc. services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Mastermind Care Inc. secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Changes to this Statement
Mastermind Care Inc. will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Mastermind Care Inc. encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Mastermind Care Inc. is protecting your information.
Mastermind Care Inc. welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Mastermind Care Inc. has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Mastermind Care Inc. at:
441 S State Rd 7 #15, Margate, FL 33068