Southeast Addiction respects the privacy of all visitors to its website. No personal information that you provide on our website is ever given, rented, shared, sold or transferred to any third party for their benefit. Southeast Addiction may use third parties to provide services on Southeast Addiction’s behalf.
The Website is intended for use by individuals 18 years of age and older. We do not intend to collect information on anyone under 13 years old, and anyone under 13 years old cannot use this Website without the approval of a parent or guardian. All use of this Website must comply with all applicable laws. Further, this Website is intended for use in the United States only. Any use outside of the United States is at your sole risk. You may not use this Website in violation of any export laws or data privacy or security laws.
Information voluntarily given to us for purposes of online orders, email inquiries, newsletter subscription, workshop registration or requests for information will be used only to fulfill the purpose of the original transaction. Personal information provided to us for these purposes is confidential. The forms that Southeast Addiction uses to collect this information electronically is, when possible, protected using a remote SSL (secured socket layer) server.
Southeast Addiction does not obtain detailed personal information about web site visitors. Some information about visitors’ use of this website is collected automatically without any personal or identifying information.
This includes domain name from which a user accesses the internet, the date and time and duration user was connected to the site, the internet address of the website from which a user linked directly to this website, the type of browser used to access this site and the search engine and keywords used when searching for this site. This information is used to measure our website performance.
THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. ANY MEDICAL OR HEALTH INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NEVER BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER REGARDING YOUR SPECIFIC MEDICAL NEEDS AND FOR ANY DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF ADDICTION OR ANY OTHER CONCERN.
The security of the information that is transmitted to us through the Website is important to us, and we implement and maintain reasonable, commercially available security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. However, it is not possible for anyone to guarantee that information sent through the internet will be completely secure, and we are not responsible for the actions, content, information or data of third parties that may affect you or your information.
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents have the right to request from a business any personal information that a business may have shared with a third party for direct marketing purposes. We do not share personal information with any third party for direct marketing purposes.
The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) requires us to disclose how we respond to Do Not Track signals set in a user’s browser. The following is information about how we respond to Do Not Track.
Do Not Track
Internet browsers generally offer a Do Not Track option that relies on technology known as a Do Not Track header that sends a signal to the websites that a user visits to tell the website about that user’s Do Not Track preference. You can usually access your browser’s Do Not Track option in your browser’s preferences. There is currently no industry standard for Do Not Track technology and we are not able to support Do Not Track preferences. However, if you do not wish to be tracked through Google Analytics, you may opt-out by going to the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR TREATMENT MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
Southeast Addiction is required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your health information and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. Please also respect the privacy of others you encounter in treatment.
Southeast Addiction collects your health information and stores it in an electronic health record. This is your medical record. The medical record is the property of Southeast Addiction, but the information in the medical record belongs to you. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires Southeast Addiction to maintain the privacy of your medical record. HIPAA generally requires that any uses or disclosures of information in your medical record be limited to the minimum necessary to the purposes of the uses or disclosures. HIPAA also provides you certain rights with respect to the information in your medical record which are described below.
Information relating to your treatment at Southeast Addiction is protected by federal regulations specific to drug and alcohol treatment, which are known as 42 CFR Part 2. These regulations protect the confidentiality of information relating to the identity, diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of any patient in a drug or alcohol treatment program. RCA may not disclose records relating to your treatment without your written consent, except in narrowly limited circumstances. Under 42 CFR Part 2, the terms of a written consent to disclose information must specify the scope and types of information to be disclosed, the parties to whom the information may be disclosed, the purpose of the disclosure and the timeframe of the consent. You may revoke a consent to disclose information relating to drug and alcohol verbally or in writing at any time.
Southeast Addiction may ask for your written consent to disclose treatment information for certain purposes, including releasing treatment information to or obtaining information from your other medical providers, obtaining payment from insurance or other payors, contacting your family either for treatment purposes or in the case of a medical or other emergency. Southeast Addiction will not disclose your treatment information for these purposes without your consent.
Southeast Addiction may disclose treatment information without your written consent under certain narrow circumstances as permitted by 42 CFR Part 2. For treatment purposes, Southeast Addiction is permitted to use and disclose treatment information internally and to entities with which it shares administrative control. Southeast Addiction is permitted to share treatment information as necessary with qualified service organizations that agree to maintain the confidentiality of the information. Southeast Addiction also may disclose treatment information to outside auditors, regulatory agencies, and evaluators and for certain research purposes. Southeast Addiction may disclose treatment information without your written consent when necessary in a life-threatening medical emergency and may disclose to report a crime on the premises or against Southeast Addiction personnel. Southeast Addiction also may disclose patient information without consent where the state mandates child abuse and neglect reporting; when cause of death is being reported; or when required by a valid court order that contains specific required findings. Southeast Addiction may contact you to share information about Southeast Addiction’s treatment services or to send you reminder notices of future appointments for your treatment.
I. Your Health Information Rights
In addition to protecting privacy and confidentiality, HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2 afford you the following rights with respect to your medical record and drug or alcohol treatment information:
You have the right to a paper copy of this written notice of Southeast Addiction’s privacy practices. You have a right to request a copy of your treatment record or to receive your health information through a reasonable alternative means or at an alternative location. Southeast Addiction requires that all such requests be put in writing. A reasonable fee will be charged for copying your health information.
You have a right to request that Southeast Addiction amend health information that is incorrect or incomplete. If Southeast Addiction determines not to amend the health information, it will provide you with an explanation of the reason for the denial and your rights to disagree with the denial.
You have a right to request restrictions on otherwise permitted uses and disclosures of your health information. Southeast Addiction is not obligated to comply with such requests.
You may request that we provide you with a written accounting of all disclosures made by us during a specific period of time (not to exceed 6 years). We ask that such requests be made in writing on a form provided by our facility. Please note that an accounting will not apply to any of the following types of disclosures: disclosures made with your written consent for reasons of treatment, payment or health care operations; disclosures made to you or your legal representative, or any other individual involved with your care. You will not be charged for your first accounting request in any 12-month period. However, for any requests that you make thereafter, you will be charged a reasonable, cost-based fee.
II. Changes to this Notice of Privacy Practices
Southeast Addiction reserves the right to amend this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time in the future, and to make the new provisions effective for all information that it maintains, including information that was created or received prior to the date of such amendment. Until amendment is made, Southeast Addiction is required by law to comply with this Notice. Should our privacy practices change, we will provide all current and future patients with a copy of the revised Notice of Privacy Practices
Effective April 7, 2021
III. Complaints Regarding Privacy Practices
Complaints about this Notice of Privacy Practices or how Southeast Addiction handles your health information should be directed to:
Director of Compliance
Southeast Addiction Center
3020 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Ste C,
Norcross, Georgia, 30071
If you are not satisfied with the way this office handles a complaint, you may submit a formal complaint to one of the following:
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Bureau of Quality Assurance for Prevention and Treatment
2601 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
You may also address your complaint to one of the regional U.S Department of Health and Human Services Offices for Civil Rights. A list of these offices can be found online at: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html