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Notice of Privacy Practices

  • Notice of Privacy Practices

The United States government established a law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") of 1996. The law is intended to provide standard privacy and security protections for your medical information.

The Notice of Privacy Practices explains how we use and maintain your medical information. It is used by the Southeast Georgia Health System and its affiliates, together with their health care professionals; staff and volunteers; members of the Medical Staff; those participating in managed care networks with the Health System; and other legal entities that provide services to the Health System.

You will be asked to sign a form acknowledging that you have had an opportunity to receive this Notice and to ask questions regarding its contents. Signing this Acknowledgment form in no way affects the care you will receive.

If you have questions about anything contained in the Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact our Privacy Officer at 912-466-3269 or 912-466-3260.