The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), implemented in April 2003, requires that we maintain the privacy of your medical information, provide a Privacy Notice of our duties and privacy practices, and abide by the terms of the Notice currently in effect. We reserve the right to change privacy practices, and make new practices effective for all information that we maintain.

At BID–Needham, your privacy is a priority. We strive to provide the highest quality care and services in an environment built on trust and mutual respect. All members of our workforce, clinical and non-clinical, must follow HIPAA. At the time of your first admission, you are given the complete Privacy Notice, and you may refer to this Notice for a detailed description of how medical information about you may be disclosed and how you can get access to this information. We adhere to all federal and state regulations to maintain the confidentiality of your medical information. Additional copies are available at the nursing stations and in patient access.

For more information, you may write to: Privacy Officer, BID-Needham, 148 Chestnut Street, Needham, MA 02492, or call the reporting line at 781-453-3037.