Terms of Service
By accessing the website at https://www.peacevalleyrecovery.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
2. Use License
- Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Peace Valley Recovery’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- modify or copy the materials;
- use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
- attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Peace Valley Recovery’s website;
- remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
- transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
- This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Peace Valley Recovery at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
- The materials on Peace Valley Recovery’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Peace Valley Recovery makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
- Further, Peace Valley Recovery does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Peace Valley Recovery or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Peace Valley Recovery’s website, even if Peace Valley Recovery or a Peace Valley Recovery authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Accuracy of materials
The materials appearing on Peace Valley Recovery’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Peace Valley Recovery does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Peace Valley Recovery may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However Peace Valley Recovery does not make any commitment to update the materials.
Peace Valley Recovery has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Peace Valley Recovery of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.
Peace Valley Recovery may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.
8. Governing Law
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Pennsylvania and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH CARE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Peace Valley Recovery, LLC is required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information about your health, health care, and payment for services related to your health and to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information (PHI). Not all situations are described. Information regarding your health care, including payment for health care, is protected by two federal laws: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) 45 C.F.R. Parts 160 & 164, the Confidentiality Law 42 C.F.R. Part 2 governing substance abuse treatment records. Under these laws, Peace Valley Recovery, LLC may not say to a person outside of Peace Valley Recovery, LLC that you attend(ed) or receive(ed) services, nor may Peace Valley Recovery, LLC disclose any information identifying you as an alcohol or drug abuser, or disclose any other protected information except as permitted by these laws.
We must protect and secure health information that we have created or received about your past, present and future health conditions, services we deliver or payment for your health care. When we use or disclose this information, we are required to abide by the terms of this notice.
There are other entities with whom we have entered into a Business Associate Agreement and share your health information necessary to the service they provide for us. These Business Associates are obligated by law to appropriately safeguard your health information.
HOW WE MAY USE AND DISCLOSE HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
For Treatment. Treatment refers to the provision, coordination, or management of health care and related services by one or more health care providers. Peace Valley Recovery, LLC staff involved in your care may use your information to plan your course of treatment and consult with other staff to ensure the most appropriate methods are being used to assist you.
For Payment. Payment refers to the activities undertaken by a health care provider to obtain or provide reimbursement for the provision of health care. We may use your information to develop accounts receivable information, bill you, and with your written consent, provide information which may include your diagnosis, type of service, date of service, provider name/identifier, and other information about your condition and treatment, to your insurance company or other third-party payors.
Health Care Operations. Health Care Operations refers to activities undertaken by Peace Valley Recovery, LLC that are regular functions of management and administration activities. We may use your information in monitoring our service quality, staff training and evaluation, medical reviews, contacting you for appointment reminders, provide you with additional information regarding your treatment or other health-related benefits, auditing functions, compliance programs, business planning and accreditation, certification, licensing and credentialing activities.
Public Health Activities. We may use or disclose your protected health information for public health activities to a public health authority authorized by law to collect or receive such information. This would be for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease (such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, syphilis), injury, or disability.
Required by Law. We may use or disclose your protected health information to the extent that the use or disclosure is required by law, made in compliance with the law, and limited to the relevant requirements of the law. You will be notified, as required by law, of any such uses or disclosures. Under the law, we must make disclosures of your protected health information to you upon your request. We must make disclosures to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of investigating or determining our compliance with the requirements of the Privacy Rule.
Law Enforcement. We may disclose protected health information to a law enforcement official as required by law, in compliance with a subpoena (with your written consent), a court order, administrative order or similar document, for the purpose of identifying a suspect, material witness or missing person, in connection with the victim of a crime, in connection with a deceased person, or in connection with the reporting of a crime in an emergency. We may disclose your protected health information if you committed a crime on program property or against program personnel.
Public Safety. If you are in a mental health treatment program only, we may disclose your protected health information to avert a serious threat to health or safety, such as physical or mental injury being inflicted on you or someone else.
Child Abuse and Neglect. We may disclose your protected health information to a state or local agency that is authorized by law to receive reports of child abuse or neglect. However, the information we disclose is limited to only that information which is necessary to make the initial mandated report.
Medical Emergencies. We may use or disclose your protected health information in a medical emergency situation to medical personnel only.
Health Oversight. We may disclose your protected health information to health oversight agencies for activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, and inspections. Oversight agencies seeking this information include government agencies and organizations that provide financial assistance to the program and peer review organizations performing utilization and quality control.
Specialized Government Functions. If you are or have been a member of the United States Armed Forces, we may disclose your protected health information as required by military command authorities. We may disclose your protected health information to authorized federal officials for national security and intelligence reasons and to the Department of State for medical suitability determinations.
Persons Involved in Your Care. We may disclose your protected health information to a relative, a close personal friend, or any other person you identify if that person is involved in your care and the information is relevant to your care. If the patient is a minor, we may disclose the minor’s protected health information to a parent, guardian or other person responsible for the minor except in limited circumstances.
Research. We may use and share your health information for certain kinds of research. For example, a research project may involve comparing the health and recovery of all patients who received one medication to those who received another, for the same condition. All research projects, however, are subject to a special approval process. In some instances, the law allows us to do some research using your PHI without your approval.
Deceased Patients. We may disclose protected health information regarding deceased patients for determining the cause of death, in connection with laws requiring the collection of death or other vital statistics, or permitting inquiry into the cause of death by coroners or medical examiners.
Under 42 C.F.R. Part 2, generally, you must sign a written authorization before Peace Valley Recovery, LLC can share information for treatment purposes, for health care operations or payment of services. You may revoke any written authorization. The revocation must be in writing. You should understand that we are unable to take back any disclosures we have already made with your authorization and that we are required to retain our records of the treatment and care that we have provided to you. However, the federal law permits Peace Valley Recovery, LLC to disclose minimum necessary information without your written permission:
For research, audit or evaluations;
To report a crime committed on Peace Valley Recovery, LLC’s premises or against Peace Valley Recovery, LLC personnel;
To medical personnel in a medical emergency;
To appropriate authorities to report suspected child abuse or neglect;
As allowed by a court;
Among our workforce, on a need to know basis, to coordinate your care;
Among our workforce or within an entity having direct administrative control, on a need to know basis, to conduct our health care operations;
To individuals or entities that help Peace Valley Recovery, LLC conduct duties in serving you with whom we have a Qualified Service Organization (QSO) or Business Associate (BAA) agreement.
Right to a Copy of Notice: You have a right to receive a paper copy of our Notice at any time. In addition, a copy of this Notice will always be posted in our waiting area and on the Peace Valley Recovery, LLC website: https://www.peacevalleyrecovery.com.
Right to inspect and request a copy of record: In most cases, you have the right to look at or get copies of your records. You must make the request by writing a letter to the Privacy Officer or completing an Access Request Form. You may obtain an Access Request Form from the receptionist. You may submit the completed Access Request Form to your service provider or the receptionist. Peace Valley Recovery, LLC will respond to your request within 30 days. In some cases, Peace Valley Recovery, LLC may deny your request.
Right to Request Amendment to Record: If you believe that your health information is wrong or some information is missing in your record, you must request, in writing, that Peace Valley Recovery, LLC correct or add to the record by writing a letter to the Privacy Officer or completing an Amendment Request Form. You may obtain an Amendment Request Form from the receptionist and you may submit the completed Amendment Request Form to your service provider or the receptionist. Peace Valley Recovery, LLC will respond within 60 days of receiving your request. Peace Valley Recovery, LLC may deny the request if it is determined that the information is:
- correct and complete, or
- not created by Peace Valley Recovery, LLC and/or not part of agency records, or
- not permitted to be disclosed, i.e., information contains psychotherapy notes or information compiled for use in a civil, criminal or administrative proceeding or in other limited circumstances.
Any denial will state the reasons for denial and explain your rights to have the request and denial, along with any statement that you provide in response, added to your health information. If Peace Valley Recovery, LLC approves the request for amendment, we will change the information in your record, inform you, and tell others who need to know about the change.
Right to Request an Accounting of Certain Disclosures: You have the right to request an accounting (a detailed listing) of disclosures that Peace Valley Recovery, LLC has made for the previous 6 years (beginning April 14, 2003). If you would like to receive an accounting, you may send a letter to the Privacy Officer or complete an Accounting Request Form. You may obtain an Accounting Request Form from the receptionist.
Request a Restriction of Uses or Disclosures: You have the right to ask that Peace Valley Recovery, LLC limit how your health care information is used or disclosed. You may make requests in writing by completing a Restriction Request Form. You may obtain a Restriction Request Form from the receptionist and submit the completed form to the receptionist or your service provider.
Right to Request an Alternate Method of Contact: You have the right to ask that we send your health care or billing information to or contact you at an address or phone number than is different than your home. We must agree to your request as long as it is reasonably easy for us to do so. You must make this request in writing by completing an Alternate Contact Request Form. You may obtain these forms from the receptionist and submit the completed form to the receptionist or your service provider.
Breach Notification: You have the right to be notified in the event that we (or one of our Business Associates) discovers a breach of unsecured protected health information involving your protected health information.
Out of Pocket Payments: If you paid out-of-pocket (or in other words, you have requested that we not bill your health plan) in full for a specific item or service, you have the right to ask that your health information with respect to that item or service not be disclosed to your health plan for purposes of payment or health care operations, and we will honor that request.
Psychotherapy Notes: We will, in accordance with Federal law, obtain your written authorization to release your psychotherapy notes, if any, that are contained in your health records.
How to File a Complaint or Report a Violation: If you believe your privacy rights have been violated or you are dissatisfied with the Peace Valley Recovery, LLC privacy policies, procedures or practice, you can file a complaint or grievance in person or in writing with/to any appropriate staff member or the Privacy Officer. You may obtain a complaint form from the receptionist or the Privacy Officer.
Individuals may also file a written complaint with the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by mail or email at the address listed below:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
E-mail: [email protected]
Or by visiting the following website: www.hhs.gov/ocr/filing-with-ocr/
Violations of the Confidentiality Law is a crime. Suspected violations of the Confidentiality Law may be reported to the United States Attorney in the district where the violation occurs.
Peace Valley Recovery, LLC will not take any action against you or change our treatment of you in any way if you file a complaint.
Peace Valley Recovery, LLC may change the terms of this Notice in the future. We reserve the right to make changes and to make the new Notice effective for all health care information that we maintain.
If we make changes to the Notice, we will:
- Post the new Notice in public access areas at our service sites,
- Have copies of the new Notice available upon request,
- Post the new Notice our website at: https://www.peacevalleyrecovery.com
For More Information: If you have questions or would like additional information, you may speak to our Privacy Officer:
5230 York Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Phone: (215) 780-1953
Email: [email protected]