CBM Pathology Privacy Statement
In accordance with the United States Department of Health & Human Services, CBM Pathology is in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, effective April 14, 2003.
CBM Pathology will maintain the utmost confidentiality with each patient's personal health information. This information will be used and shared only as needed to assist in diagnosis and treatment purposes.
CBM Pathology HIPAA Policy Rule
Policy on Patient Privacy for CBM Pathology Couriers
CBM Pathology is committed to complying with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations including HIPAA privacy regulations. The laboratory's policy is to protect the privacy of patients' protected health information (PHI) as a matter of professional responsibility in accordance with all laws and regulations. To this end, we ask the couriers to:
- Limit visual access to protected health information. Non-authorized persons should not have access to PHI.
- In physicians' offices, couriers may often be in a position to see protected health information. Couriers are reminded that any PHI inadvertently discovered by couriers in a physicians' office must remain confidential.
- If a courier sees improper use of PHI he/she must report this to the laboratory.
Patients who have questions on CBM Pathology's privacy policies may contact our Corporate Privacy Officer at (301) 926 - 4707.