Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health

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Terms of Use

This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. You should therefore check periodically for changes. By using this site after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them

Your Use of this Site

The content on this site may be used as a resource only. This site is in no way providing any mental health care advice. Any information, comment or link posted by Kaleidoscope Counseling, should not be considered medical advice. You must contact your mental health care provider directly for the appropriate information and any mental health care related advice. If you are having a medial emergency please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. This site and any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose.

Copyright Notice

Kaleidoscope Counseling’s website is owned and operated by Kaleidoscope Counseling. Unless otherwise specified, all materials that appear on this site, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, photographs and images, are the sole property of Kaleidoscope Counseling and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. They should not be reproduced or used without the express written permission ofKaleidoscope Counseling. The collection, arrangement, and assembly of all content on this site are the exclusive property of Kaleidoscope Counseling and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws

Disclaimer

This site is provided on an “as is” basis. Kaleidoscope Counseling makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, and Kaleidoscope Counseling disclaims all warranties, express or implied. Kaleidoscope Counseling will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and/or consequential damages.

Links Disclaimer

Kaleidoscope Counseling is not responsible for the content, quality, accuracy or completeness of any offsite materials referenced by or linked through this web site. By using Kaleidoscope Counseling’s web site, the user acknowledges and accepts that Kaleidoscope Counseling is not responsible for any materials stored on other web sites, nor is Kaleidoscope Counseling liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other web sites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Kaleidoscope Counseling does not endorse any content, viewpoints, products or service linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.

E-mail

Use of e-mail and any messaging system shall neither be deemed to constitute legal notice to Kaleidoscope Counseling, nor shall it be used used for any urgent questions, or for scheduling, canceling, or rescheduling of appointments. Furthermore, do not send any personal or confidential information or completed forms or records via email. All information containing personal information must be sent via land-based carrier (e.g. U.S. Postal Service) or hand-delivered.

Applicable Law

This site is owned by Kaleidoscope Counseling in the State of Texas, USA. Accordingly, the laws of the State of Texas will govern these terms, conditions and disclaimers, without giving effect to any conflict of law principles. Kaleidoscope Counseling reserves the right to make changes to this site and to these terms, conditions and disclaimers at any time and without prior notice.

Notice of Privacy Practices

Protecting your private information is our priority. This statement of privacy applies to Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health and government data collected in usage. The Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health website is a behavioral health site. By using the Kaleidoscope Behavioral website, you consent to the data practices as described in the statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you less you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to certain products for services available on the site. Those may include: 1) registering for account on our site, 2) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by our site, 3) signing up for special offers from selected third parties, 4) sending us an email, text or messenger message, 5) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering or purchasing products and services on our site. To whit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and our products you have requested from us. We also may garner additional information of non-personal information in the future.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health does that sell, rent our lease is customer list to third parties.

Security of your Personal Information

Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health secures your personal nformation from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health uses the following methods for this purpose:

⁃ SSL protocol

When personal information (such as credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to make appropriate security measures to protect gainst an unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are secure and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control, (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchange between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed.

Medical Notice of Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE SED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTH RECORD/INFORMATION

Each time you visit a hospital, physician, dentist, or other healthcare provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically, this record contains your symptoms, examination and test results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information often referred to as your health or medical record, serves as a basis for planning your care and treatment and serves as a means of communication among the many health professionals who contribute to your care. Understanding what is in your record and how your health information is used helps you to ensure its accuracy, better understand who, what, when, where, and why others may access your health information, and helps you make more informed decisions when authorizing disclosure to others.

YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION RIGHTS

Unless otherwise required by law, your health record is the physical property of the healthcare practitioner or facility that compiled it. However, you have certain rights with respect to the information. You have the right to: 7. Receive a copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices from us upon enrollment or upon request. 8. Request restrictions on our uses and disclosures of your protected health information for treatment, payment and health care operations. This includes your right to request that we not disclose your health information to a health plan for payment or health care operations if you have paid in full and out of pocket for the services provided. We reserve the right not to agree to a given requested restriction. 9. Request to receive communications of protected health information in confidence. 10. Inspect and obtain a copy of the protected health information contained in your medical and billing records and in any other Practice records used by us to make decisions about you. If we maintain or use electronic health records, you will also have the right to obtain a copy or forward a copy of your electronic health record to a third party. A reasonable copying/labor charge may apply. 11. Request an amendment to your protected health information. However, we may deny your request for an amendment, if we determine that the protected health information or record that is the subject of the request: + was not created by us, unless you provide a reasonable basis to believe that the originator of the protected health information is no longer available to act on the requested amendment; + is not part of your medical or billing records; + is not available for inspection as set forth above; or + is accurate and complete. + In any event, any agreed upon amendment will be included as an addition to, and not a replacement of, already existing records. 12. Receive an accounting of disclosures of protected health information made by us to individuals or entities other than to you, except for disclosures: + to carry out treatment, payment and health care operations as provided above; + to persons involved in your care or for other notification purposes as provided by law; + to correctional institutions or law enforcement officials as provided by law; + for national security or intelligence purposes; + that occurred prior to the date of compliance with privacy standards (April 14, 2003); + incidental to other permissible uses or disclosures; + that is part of a limited data set (does not contain protected health information that directly identifies individuals); + made to patient or their personal representatives; + for which a written authorization form from the patient has been received 13. Revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that we have already been taken action in reliance on your authorization, or if the authorization was obtained as a condition of obtaining insurance coverage and other applicable law provides the insurer that obtained the authorization with the right to contest a claim under the policy. 14. Receive notification if affected by a breach of unsecured PHI

HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED

This organization may use and/or disclose your medical information for the following purposes:

Treatment: We may use and disclose protected health information in the provision, coordination, or management of your health care, including consultations between health care providers regarding your care and referrals for health care from one health care provider to another. Payment: We may use and disclose protected health information to obtain reimbursement for the health care provided to you, including determinations of eligibility and coverage and other mutilization review activities.

Regular Healthcare Operations: We may use and disclose protected health information to support functions of our practice related to treatment and payment, such as quality assurance activities, case management, receiving and responding to patient complaints, physician reviews, compliance programs, audits, business planning, development, management and administrative activities.

Appointment Reminders: We may use and disclose protected health information to contact you to provide appointment reminders.

Treatment Alternatives: We may use and disclose protected health information to tell you about or recommend possible treatment alternatives or other health related benefits and services that may be of interest to you

Health-Related Benefits and Services: We may use and disclose protected health information to tell you about health-related benefits, services, or medical education classes that may be of interest to you.

Individuals Involved in Your Care or Payment for Your Care: Unless you object, we may disclose your protected health information to your family or friends or any other individual identified by you when they are involved in your care or the payment for your care. We will only disclose the protected health information directly relevant to their involvement in your care or payment. We may also disclose your protected health information to notify a person responsible for your care (or to identify such person) of your location, general condition or death.

Business Associates: There may be some services provided in our organization through contracts with Business Associates. Examples include physician services in the emergency department and radiology, certain laboratory tests, and a copy service we use when making copies of your health record. When these services are contracted, we may disclose some or all of your health information to our Business Associate so that they can perform the job we have asked them to do. To protect your health information, however, we require the Business Associate to appropriately safeguard your information.

Organ and Tissue Donation: If you are an organ donor, we may release medical information to organizations that handle organ procurement or organ, eye or tissue transplantation or to an organ donation bank, as necessary to facilitate organ or tissue donation and transplantation.

Worker’s Compensation: We may release protected health information about you for programs that provide benefits for work related injuries or illness.

Communicable Diseases: We may disclose protected health information to notify a person who may have been exposed to a disease or may be at risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition.

Health Oversight Activities: We may disclose protected health information to federal or state agencies that oversee our activities.

Law Enforcement: We may disclose protected health information as required by law or in response to a valid judge ordered subpoena. For example; in cases of victims of abuse or domestic violence; to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person; related to judicial or administrative proceedings; or related tom other law enforcement purposes.

Military and Veterans: If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release protected health information about you as required by military command authorities.

Lawsuits and Disputes: We may disclose protected health information about you in response to a court or administrative order. We may also disclose medical information about you in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process.

Inmates: If you are an inmate of a correctional institution or under the custody of a law enforcement official, we may release protected health information about you to the correctional institution or law enforcement official. An inmate does not have the right to the Notice of Privacy Practices.

Abuse or Neglect: We may disclose protected health information to notify the appropriate government authority if we believe a patient has been the victim of abuse, neglect or domestic violence. We will only make this disclosure if you agree or when required or authorized by law.

Fund raising: Unless you notify us you object, we may contact you as part of a fundraising effort for our practice. You may opt out of receiving fund raising materials by notifying the practice’s privacy officer at any time at the telephone number or the address at the end of this document. This will also be documented and described in any fundraising material you receive.

Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Funeral Directors: We may release protected health information to a coroner or medical examiner. This may be necessary to identify a deceased person or determine the cause of death. We may also release protected health information about patients to funeral directors as necessary to carry out their duties.

Public Health Risks: We may disclose your protected health information for public health activities and purposes to a public health authority that is permitted by law to collect or receive the information. The disclosure will be made for the purpose such as controlling disease, injury or disability.

Serious Threats: As permitted by applicable law and standards of ethical conduct, we may use and disclose protected health information if we, in good faith, believe that the use or disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): As required by law, we may disclose to the FDA health information relative to adverse events with respect to food, supplements, product and product defects, or post marketing surveillance information to enable product recalls, repairs, or replacement.

Research (inpatient): We may disclose information to researchers when an institutional review board that has reviewed the research proposal and established protocols to ensure the privacy of your health information has approved their research.

OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

We are required to maintain the privacy of your health information. In addition, we are required to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to information we collect and maintain about you. We must abide by the terms of this notice. We reserve the right to change our practices and to make the new provisions effective for all the protected health information we maintain. If our information practices change, a revised notice will be mailed to the address you have supplied upon request. If we maintain a Web site that provides information about our patient/customer services or benefits, the new notice will be posted on that Web site.

Your health information will not be used or disclosed without your written authorization, except as described in this notice. The following uses and disclosures will be made only with explicit authorization from you: (i) most uses and disclosures of psychotherapy notes (ii) uses and disclosures of your health information for marketing purposes, including subsidized treatment communications; (iii) disclosures that constitute a sale of your health information; and (iv) other uses and disclosures not described in the notice. Except as noted above, you may revoke your authorization in writing at any time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REPORT A PROBLEM

If you have questions about this notice or would like additional information, you may contact our Privacy Officer, Dr. Kay Trotter at the telephone or address below. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Officer at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health, or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or Texas Attorney General’s office. The complaint must be in writing, describe the acts or omissions that you believe violate your privacy rights, and be filed within 180 days of when you knew or should have known that the act or omission occurred. We will take no retaliatory action against you if you make such complaints.

The contact information for both is included below:

U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services Office of the Secretary

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Tel: (202) 619-0257
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775

http://www.hhs.gov/contacts

Office of the Texas Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division

PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

Tel: (512) 463-2100
Toll Free: (800) 252-8011

https://www.oag.state.tx.us/forms/cpd/form.php

Kaleidoscope
Behavioral Health

Dr. Kay Trotter
Privacy Officer
3535 Firewheel Dr, Suite F
Flower Mound, TX 75028

NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES AVAILABILITY

This notice will be prominently posted in the office where registration occurs. You will be provided a hard copy, at the time we first deliver services to you. Thereafter, you may obtain a copy upon request, and the notice will be maintained on the organization’s Web site (if applicable Web site exists) for download.

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