The New Standard For Recovery
- This website is designed for general educational and information purposes only and does not render medical advice, unless otherwise indicated. The information provided through this website should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or illness. It is not a substitute for professional health care, and is designed to support – not replace – the relationship you have with your health care provider. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.
- If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency medical services immediately. If you are seeking substance abuse education, please contact the St Gregory Center, Inc. intake counselors at 515.505.3103. St Gregory Center, Inc. disclaims any liability whatsoever for any documentation, information, programs, software, or other material that is or may become a part of the website. St Gregory Center, Inc. does not warrant or guarantee that the information will not be offensive to any user and/or may not meet your needs and requirements.
- Our website may include links to third party Web service providers. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement of the content on such sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites.
WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT
- Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organization like St Gregory Center, Inc. We are based in the United States of America. Our principal activity is the delivery of substance abuse education services.
- Our Privacy Statement covers St Gregory Center, Inc., its subsidiaries and any of its websites accessible via the primary websites listed below:St Gregory Center, Inc.
5875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321 USA
- You can access our website home page and browse our site without disclosing your personal data.
- We collect the personal information that you may volunteer while using our services.
- We do not collect information about our visitors from sources outside of St. Gregory Recovery Center, such as public records or bodies, or private organizations.
- We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than that indicated on the Web pages where the information is requested or collected.
- If we wish to use your personal information for a new purpose, we will contact you first for permission.
- Except as requested by you, we do not disclose your personal information to other organizations.
St Gregory Center, Inc. is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines established by government agencies and accepted accrediting organizations. We will provide a secure transmission method for you to send us personal information, including:
- Primary personal information (such as name and contact details)
- Specific personal information (such as survey information, racial or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, medical information)
While such secure transmission methods provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, if you have concerns regarding the transmission of sensitive information (such as contact information), you should consider using non-electronic communication methods. We have implemented security policies, rules, and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:
- Unauthorized access
- Improper use or disclosure
- Unauthorized modification
- Unlawful destruction or accidental loss
All our employees and data processors who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information.
St. Gregory Center, Inc.�s goal is to provide high quality information through the content on its website. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and comprehensive information that will be useful to its readers.
We define content as all material (text, images, graphics, tables, audio, and visual) and menu icons, bars, listings, indices, as well as functions that support content such as links, navigation, searches, and calculations.
St Gregory Center, Inc. uses original, stock, and purchased photography on the website. The individuals portrayed in the images are models and are not intended to imply endorsement or any association with any addiction or condition.
The information provided on this website was authored by, or has been reviewed and approved by professionals at St Gregory Center, Inc.
We follow a standard set of editorial procedures for information that we post on our websites. However, we don’t offer you any warranty or guarantee related to our sites; we specifically disclaim any warranties, expressed or implied. It is the responsibility of visitors to our site to evaluate the information we provide and determine its relevancy and usefulness to them.
We welcome your feedback about the content provided on the St Gregory Center, Inc. website. However, we must make the final decisions about the information that is posted on our site to ensure that it meets the needs of all of our users.
Please contact us with any comments or concerns regarding the content on our website.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE
We may change these terms from time to time. You may view the most current version through the link that appears on the bottom of all pages on our website.
St Gregory Center, Inc. owns the information on this website. The entire contents and design of this site are protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. You may look at our website online, download information to your computer to read later, or print copies of pages for yourself, your family, or your friends. However, you must not remove any copyright notices from our materials. We reserve all other rights, which means� that you must not sell our information, rewrite or modify it, redistribute it, use it on your own website, or use it for any other commercial purpose without our prior written permission.
By accessing our website, you agree with these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions when necessary, and your continuing use of our website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changes.
St Gregory Center, Inc. will use reasonable means to protect the privacy of your information sent by e-mail. However, because of the risks outlined below, St Gregory Center, Inc. cannot guarantee that e-mail communications will be confidential. Additionally, St Gregory Center, Inc. will not be liable in the event that you or anyone else inappropriately uses your e-mail. St Gregory Center, Inc. will not be liable for improper disclosure of your information that is not caused by St Gregory Center, Inc. ‘s intentional misconduct.
E-MAIL RISKS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
At the discretion of St Gregory Center, Inc. , its staff and agents and upon your agreement to the terms outlined within this consent form, you may use e-mail to communicate with St Gregory Center, Inc. . These e-mails may contain your personal information. If you decide to use e-mail to communicate with St Gregory Center, Inc. , you should be aware of the following risks and/or your responsibilities:
- As the Internet is not secure or private, unauthorized people may be able to intercept, read and possibly modify e-mail you send or are sent by St Gregory Center, Inc.
- You must protect your e-mail account, password and computer against access by unauthorized people.
- Since e-mail can be used to spread viruses, some which cause e-mail messages to be sent to people who you do not intend to send e-mail messages to, you should install and maintain virus protection software on your PC.
- Since e-mails can be copied, printed and forwarded by people to whom you send e-mails, you should be careful regarding to whom you send e-mails.
- As your employer may claim ownership of, or the right to access, the e-mail account issued to you by your e-mail, you should avoid using an employer issued e-mail account to communicate with St. Gregory Center, Inc.
CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF E-MAIL
By consenting to the use of e-mail with St Gregory Center, Inc. , you agree that:
- St Gregory Center, Inc. may forward e-mails as appropriate for education, and other related reasons. As such, St Gregory Center, Inc. staff members, other than the recipient, may have access to e-mails that you send. Such access will only be to such persons who have a right to access your e-mail to provide services to you. Otherwise, St Gregory Center, Inc. will not, otherwise, forward e-mails to independent third parties without your prior written consent, except as authorized or required by law.
- You should carefully word your e-mail messages so the information provided clearly, yet briefly, describes the information you intend to convey.
- You are responsible for correcting any unclear or incorrect information.
- St Gregory Center, Inc. reserves the right to save your e-mail and include your e-mail or information contained within your e-mail in your record.
- E-mails may not be the only form of communication that St Gregory Center, Inc. will use to communicate with you. Additionally, St Gregory Center, Inc. may decide that it is not in your best interest to continue to communicate with you by e-mail. In such case, St Gregory Center, Inc. will notify that it no longer intends to communicate with you by e-mail.
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PROVIDER NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USEDAND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Uses and Disclosures: We use health information about you for treatment, to obtain payment for treatment, for administrative purposes, and to evaluate the quality of care that you receive. Continuity of care is part of treatment and your records may be shared with other providers to whom you are referred. We may use or disclose identifiable health information about you without your authorization in several situations, but beyond those situations, we will ask for your written authorization before using or disclosing any identifiable health information about you.
Your rights: In most cases, you have the right to look at or get a copy of health information about you. If you request copies, we will charge you only normal photocopy fees. You also have the right to receive a list of certain types of disclosures of your information that we made. If you believe that information in your record is incorrect, you have the right to request that we correct the existing information.
Our legal duty: We are required by law to protect the privacy of your information, provide this notice about our information practices, follow the information practices that are described in this notice, and seek your acknowledgement of receipt of this notice. Before we make a significant change in our policies, we will change our notice and post the new notice in the waiting area.
You can also request a copy of our notice at any time. For more information about our privacy practices, contact the person listed below.
Complaints: If you are concerned that we have violated your privacy rights, or you disagree with a decision we made about access to your records, you may contact the person listed below. You also may send a written complaint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The person listed below can provide you with the appropriate address upon request.
If you have any questions or complaints, please contact: Director of Compliance: Tom Bradley
5875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321
Phone: 515 325-7015
Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information
Following are examples of the types of uses and disclosures of your protected health care information that the provider is permitted to make. These examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but to describe the types of uses and disclosures.
Treatment: We will use and disclose your protected health information to provide, coordinate, or manage your health care and any related services. For example, your protected health information may be provided to a doctor to whom you have been referred to ensure that the doctor has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you.
Payment: Your protected health information will be used, as needed, in activities related to obtaining payment for your health care services. For example, obtaining approval for a hospital stay may require that your relevant protected health information be disclosed to your health insurance company or governmental plan to obtain approval for the hospital admission.
Healthcare Operations: We may use or disclose, as-needed, your protected health information in order to support our business activities. For example, when we review employee performance, we may need to look at what an employee has documented in your medical record.
Business Associates: We may share your protected health information with a third party ‘business associate’ that performs various activities (e.g., billing, transcription services). Whenever an arrangement between us and a business associate involves the use or disclosure of your protected health information, we will have a written contract that contains terms that will protect the privacy of your protected health information.
Marketing: We may use or disclose certain health information in the course of providing you with information about treatment alternatives, health-related services, or fund-raising. You may contact us to request that these materials not be sent to you.
Other uses and disclosures of your protected health information will be made only with your written authorization, unless otherwise permitted or required by law as described below. You may revoke your authorization, at any time, in writing.
Opportunity to Object
We may use and disclose your protected health information in the following instances. You have the opportunity to object. If you are not present or able to object, then your provider may, using professional judgment, determine whether the disclosure is in your best interest.
Facility Directories: Unless you object, we will use and disclose in our facility directory your name, the location at which you are receiving care, your condition (in general terms), and your religious affiliation. All of this information, except religious affiliation, will be disclosed to people that ask for you by name. Members of the clergy will be told your religious affiliation. Others Involved in Your Healthcare: Unless you object, we may disclose to a member of your family, a relative, a close friend or any other person you identify, your protected health information that directly relates to that person’s involvement in your health care.
Emergencies: In an emergency treatment situation, we will provide you a Notice of Privacy
Practices as soon as reasonably practicable after the delivery of treatment.
Communication Barriers: We may use and disclose your protected health information if we have attempted to obtain acknowledgement from you of our Notice of Privacy Practices but have been unable to do so due to substantial communication barriers and we determine, using professional judgment, that you would agree.
Without Opportunity to Object
We may use or disclose your protected health information in the following situations without your authorization or opportunity to object:
Public Health: for public health purposes to a public health authority or to a person who is at risk of contracting or spreading your disease.
Health Oversight: to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, and inspections.
Abuse or Neglect: to an appropriate authority to report child abuse or neglect, if we believe that you have been a victim of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
Food and Drug Administration: as required by the Food and Drug Administration to track products.
Legal Proceedings: in the course of legal proceedings.
Law Enforcement: for law enforcement purposes, such as pertaining to victims of a crime or to prevent a crime.
Coroners, Funeral Directors, and Organ Donation: for the coroner, medical examiner, or funeral director to perform duties authorized by law and for organ donation purposes.
Research: to researchers when their research has been approved by an Institutional Review Board or Privacy Board.
Soldiers, Inmates, and National Security: to military supervisors of Armed Forces personnel or to custodians of inmates, as necessary. Preserving national security may also necessitate disclosure of protected health information.
Workers’ Compensation: to comply with workers’ compensation laws.
Compliance: to the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate our compliance.
In general, we may use or disclose your protected health information as required by law and limited to the relevant requirements of the law.
You have the right to:
Inspect and copy your protected health information. However, we may refuse to provide access to certain psychotherapy notes or information for a civil or criminal proceeding,
Request a restriction of your protected health information. You may ask us not to use or disclose certain parts of your protected health information for treatment, payment or healthcare operations. You may also request that information not be disclosed to family members or friends who may be involved in your care. Your request must state the specific restriction requested and to whom you want the restriction to apply. We are not required to agree to a restriction that you may request, but if we do agree, then we must act accordingly.
Request to receive confidential communications from us by alternative means or at an alternative location. We will accommodate reasonable requests. We may also condition this accommodation by asking you for information as to how payment will be handled or specification of an alternative address or other method of contact. We will not request an explanation from you as to the basis for the request.
Ask us to amend your protected health information. You may request an amendment of protected health information about you. If we deny your request for amendment, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with us, and your medical record will note the disputed information.
Receive an accounting of certain disclosures we may have made. This right applies to disclosures for purposes other than treatment, payment or healthcare operations. It excludes disclosures we may have made to you, for a facility directory, to family members or friends involved in your care, or for notification purposes. You have the right to receive specific information regarding these disclosures. The right to receive this information is subject to certain exceptions, restrictions and limitations.
Obtain a paper copy of this notice from us, upon request, even if you have agreed to accept this notice electronically.
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