PRIVACY STATEMENT

North Coast Clinical Laboratory, Inc. and its employees are committed to obtaining, maintaining, and using patient protected health information (PHI) in a manner that protects patient privacy.  We will only use or disclose the minimum amount of PHI we consider necessary to complete the required task. This applies to all PHI we maintain.  Your doctor may have different policies regarding his/her use and disclosure of your PHI.

North Coast is required by law to provide you with this privacy statement with respect to your PHI, to maintain the privacy of your PHI, and to state our uses of your PHI. Your personal health information (PHI) includes your medical information (such as your name, address, date of birth, tests ordered, etc.) that we obtain from you, your physician, health plan, or other sources. Your PHI also includes the laboratory test results that we generate.

North Coast Clinical Laboratory, Inc. is required to abide by the terms of the Notice of Privacy Practices currently in effect. We reserve the right to amend the terms of this PRIVACY STATEMENT and to make the provisions of the new PRIVACY STATEMENT  effective for all PHI we maintain. Copies of the Notice of Privacy Practices can be accessed at www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/finalreg.html.