The notice of privacy practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

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Tarrant County Public Health Notice of Privacy Practices, as of July 2022

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A Quick Summary

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record
  • Correct your paper or electronic medical record
  • Request confidential communication from us
  • Ask us to limit the information we share with others
  • Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
  • Get a copy of this privacy notice
  • Choose someone to act for you
  • File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated

Your Choices

You have some choices in the way that we use and share information as we:

  • Tell family and friends about your condition
  • Provide disaster relief

Though TCPH does not provide mental health care services, market our services, sell your information or raise funds, these are also areas where you have some choices in how your information is shared.

Our Uses and Disclosures

We may use and share your information as we:

  • Treat you
  • Run our organization
  • Bill for your services
  • Help with public health and safety issues
  • Do research
  • Comply with the law
  • Respond to organ and tissue donation requests
  • Work with a medical examiner or funeral director
  • Address workers’ compensation, law enforcement, and other government requests 
  • Respond to lawsuits and legal actions

For more information about HIPAA, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Changes to the Terms of this Notice
We can change the terms of this notice, and the changes will apply to all information we have about you. The new notice will be available upon request, in our office, and on our web site.