Privacy Policy

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.


I am a sole proprietor and act as the Privacy Officer: Andrea Levesque

 privacy@paloaltolactation.com 


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

•      Ask me to limit the information I share

•      Get a list of those with whom I'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 by contacting Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/.

Uses and Disclosures

I may use and share your information as I: 

  • work with you and your baby

  • communicate with your other care providers (only with your permission)


My Responsibilities

•       We are required by law to maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information. 

•       We will let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.

•       We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it. 

•      We will not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind. 

For more information see: www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/consumers/noticepp.html.

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.