HIPAA LAWS AND MARIJUANA
HIPAA Laws and Marijuana in Miami
Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida and you are free to use it without worrying about fines or penalties. However, you may have another worry; what if someone less open-minded, like my employer, finds out about my treatment? At Miami Aid Wellness, that is something you never need to worry about because we follow the HIPAA privacy rule that guarantees the confidentiality of a patient’s medical records.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance and Portability Act, it was established in 1996 to protect an individual’s electronic personal health information or e-PHI. This basically means that your medical records and personal health information are protected by law; it also gives you easier access to your own health and medical records.
Miami Aid Wellness is HIPAA compliant and will never give or sell your personal health information to any individual, company, or government entity. We are completely confidential and take your personal rights and the HIPAA privacy rule seriously. Make an appointment with Miami Aid Wellness and we can guarantee that you will receive the treatment that you need and the privacy you desire.
How does the HIPAA privacy rule protect me?
The HIPAA privacy rule was established to protect the rights of patients; it does so by restricting access to that individual’s medical records. The law also ensures that strong safeguards should be established by anyone who has a person’s health information. The law also imposes strict penalties against anyone who violates the HIPAA law.
Miami Aid Wellness is 100% HIPAA compliant because we believe that how you treat your illness should be your business. You are free to share this information with whomever you please; however, we will keep your treatment information private from anyone who comes looking for it like an employer or family member.
Since Miami Aid Wellness is a medical clinic we operate under HIPAA classification because we are listed as a wellness center rather than as a dispensary. This not only ensures that we will provide the proper treatment options for you, but that we also need to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule and protect your medical records. This mandated protection of your privacy is not something other clinics can guarantee.
If you are worried that your physician can share your information even though we will not then there is no need for concern. Medical doctors and people in the health care industry are bound by this rule as well.
Another benefit of the HIPAA rule is that it gives you easier access to your health records. Since part of the process of attaining a medical marijuana card is acquiring a copy of your medical records, the HIPAA rule benefits you in that regard as well.
Any residents from Miami and the rest of Florida who make an appointment to partake of our services will have the following privacy safeguards:
- We will not give your medical information to anyone
- We will not sell your medical information to anyone
- We will not discuss your medical information with anyone
- We will provide you with a copy of your health information if you request it
If you believe that any of these rights are being violated then you can make a formal complaint with the Office of Health and Human Services.
Miami Aid Wellness is the best HIPAA compliant medical clinic in Miami and all of Florida.
If you need treatment that uses medical marijuana but fear that this information might be received by undesirable individuals then worry no longer. Miami Aid Wellness guarantees that we will provide you with the best service and treatment options available while also protecting your privacy. If you live in any of the following areas then make an appointment with us for personal, confidential, and comprehensive service:
- Key West
Miami Aid Wellness will ensure that your privacy is protected.
All health care providers are obliged to comply with the HIPAA privacy rule and Miami Aid Wellness is no different. If you are worried that marijuana dispensaries are not required to comply with that law then we can assure you that is not the case. We are listed as a wellness center not just because we provide the best medical marijuana treatment options, but also because that classification requires us to abide by the HIPAA privacy rule.
You do not have to worry about the possession of medical marijuana either since the sale of it is legal under Florida Amendment 2. You will not face any legal charges provided you followed the proper procedures and are in possession of the right amount that was sold to you.
Miami Aid Wellness guarantees both the legality and confidentiality of all our transactions.
With Miami Aid Wellness, you will receive service that is complete and discreet. Contact us to make an appointment.
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