PBRx Privacy Rights & Practices for your Personal Health


EFFECTIVE: JUNE 1, 2019 


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.


Our duties and pledge to protect your personal health information ("PHI")


We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with this Notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.


We are required to protect the confidentiality of your PHI and will disclose your PHI to a person other than you or your personal representative only when permitted under federal or state law. This protection extends to any PHI that is oral, written or electronic, such as prescriptions transmitted by facsimile, modem or other electronic device. This Notice describes how we may use and disclose your PHI. In some circumstances, as described in this Notice, the law permits us to use and disclose your PHI without your express permission. In all other circumstances, we will obtain your written authorization before we use or disclose your PHI. This Notice also describes your rights and the obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your PHI. Under federal and applicable state law, we are required to follow the terms of the Notice currently in effect. In some situations, state privacy or other applicable laws may provide greater privacy protections than those stated in this Notice. For example, depending on the state in which you reside, there may be additional state law privacy protections related to communicable diseases, reproductive health, substance abuse and mental health. When appropriate, we will follow these state or other applicable laws. Please contact us by way of our Contact Information contained in this Notice if you would like a copy of the more protective privacy laws, if any, in your state.


How we may use and disclose your personal health information: How We May Use and Disclose Your PHI Without Your Permission For Treatment, Payment or Health Care Operations


Below are examples of how federal law permits use or disclosure of your PHI for these purposes without your permission:


Treatment: PHI obtained by our network pharmacies will be used to dispense prescription medications. We may also use and disclose your PHI to your physician or other health care provider to recommend treatment options or alternatives, or to tell them about potential drug interactions, dosing issues, side effects and issues related to your therapy.

Payment: We may contact our pharmacy benefit manager to determine your potential discount.

Other Special Circumstances: In addition to the above, we are permitted under federal and applicable state law to use or disclose your PHI without your permission only in certain circumstances, as described below:


Business associates: We provide some services through other entities termed "business associates." Federal law requires us to enter into contracts with these entities to require them to safeguard your PHI and use and disclose it only as specified by us.


Individuals involved in your care or payment for care: We may disclose your PHI to a friend, personal representative or family member involved in your medical care or payment for your care. For example, if we can reasonably infer that you agree, we may provide prescription information to your caregiver on your behalf. Disclosures to parents or legal guardians: If you are a minor, we may release your PHI to your parents or legal guardians when we are permitted or required under federal and applicable state law.


Workers' compensation: We may disclose your PHI to the extent authorized and necessary to comply with laws relating to workers' compensation or similar programs established by law.


Law enforcement: We may disclose your PHI for law enforcement purposes as required by law or in response to a court order and in certain conditions, a subpoena, warrant, summons or similar process; to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness or missing person; about a death resulting from criminal conduct; about crimes on the premises or against a member of our workforce; and in emergency circumstances, to report a crime, the location, victims, or the identity, description, or location of the perpetrator of a crime.

As required by law: We must disclose your PHI when required to do so by applicable federal or state law.


Judicial and administrative proceedings: We may disclose your PHI in response to a court or administrative order, and under certain conditions, a subpoena, discovery request or other lawful process.


Public health: We may disclose your PHI to federal, state or local authorities, or other entities charged with preventing or controlling disease, injury or disability for public health activities. These activities may include the following: disclosures to report reactions to medications or other products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other authorized entity; disclosures to notify individuals of recalls, exposure to a disease or risk for contracting or spreading a disease or condition.


Health oversight activities: We may disclose your PHI to an oversight agency for health oversight activities authorized by law. These activities include audits, investigations, inspections, licensing and for government monitoring of the health care system, government programs, and compliance with federal and applicable state law.


United States Department of Health and Human Services: Under federal law, we are required to disclose your PHI to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine if we are in compliance with federal laws and regulations regarding the privacy of health information.


Research: Under certain circumstances, we may use or disclose your PHI for research purposes. However, we will only do so if the research project has been approved by an institutional review board or privacy board that has established protocols to ensure the privacy of your PHI.


Coroners, medical examiners and funeral directors: We may release your PHI to assist in identifying a deceased person or determine a cause of death.


Administrator or executor: Upon your death, we may disclose your PHI to an administrator, executor or other similarly authorized individual under applicable state law.


Organ or tissue procurement organizations: Consistent with applicable law, we may disclose your PHI to organ procurement organizations or other entities engaged in the procurement, banking or transplantation of organs for the purpose of tissue donation and transplant.

Notification: We may use or disclose your PHI to assist in a disaster relief effort so that your family, personal representative or friends may be notified about your condition, status and location.


Correctional institution: If you are or become an inmate of a correctional institution, we may disclose to the institution or its agents PHI necessary for your health and the health and safety of others.


To avert a serious threat to health or safety: We may use and disclose your PHI to appropriate authorities when necessary to prevent a serious threat to your health and safety or the health and safety of another person or the public.

Military and veterans: If you are a member of the armed forces, we may release your PHI as required by military command authorities. We may also release PHI about foreign military personnel to the appropriate military authority.


National security and intelligence activities: We may release your PHI to authorized federal officials for intelligence, counterintelligence and other national security activities authorized by law.


Protective services for the President and others: We may disclose your PHI to authorized federal officials so that they may provide protection to the President, other authorized persons, or foreign heads of state, or conduct special investigations.


How We May Use or Disclose Your PHI for Other Purposes Only With Your Authorization


We will obtain your written authorization before using or disclosing your PHI for purposes other than those described. You may revoke this authorization at any time by submitting a written notice to our address listed in the Contact Information below. Your revocation will not apply to information released before we receive it. You have the following rights with respect to your PHI:


Obtain a paper copy of the Notice upon request. To obtain a copy, contact us at the address and/or phone number listed in the Contact Information below.


Inspect and obtain a copy of your PHI. You have the right to access and copy your PHI contained in a "designated record set," which includes prescription records. To inspect or obtain a copy of your PHI, submit a written request to our address listed in the Contact Information below. We will respond to your request in writing within 30 days. A fee may be charged for the expense of fulfilling your request. We may deny your request in certain limited circumstances, such as if we have reasonably determined that providing access to PHI would endanger your life or safety or cause substantial harm to you or another person. If we deny your request, we will notify you in writing and provide you with the opportunity to request a review of the denial.


Request an amendment of PHI. If you feel that your PHI maintained by us in a "designated record set" is incomplete or incorrect, you may request that we amend it. To request an amendment, submit a written request to our address listed in the Contact Information below. Requests must identify: (i) which information you seek to amend, (ii) what corrections you would like to make, and (iii) why the information needs to be amended. We will respond to your request in writing within 60 days (with a possible 30-day extension). In our response, we will either: (i) agree to make the amendment, or (ii) inform you of our denial, explain our reason and outline appeal procedures. If denied, you have the right to file a statement of disagreement with the decision. We will provide a rebuttal to your statement and maintain appropriate records of your disagreement and our rebuttal.


Receive an accounting of disclosures of PHI. You have the right to request an accounting of disclosures of your PHI for purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations. This accounting will also exclude disclosures: made directly to you, made with your authorization, made to your caregivers, and certain other disclosures. To obtain an accounting, submit a written request to our address listed in the Contact Information below. Requests must specify the time period, not to exceed six years. We will respond in writing within 60 days of receipt of your request (with a possible 30-day extension). We will provide one free accounting per 12-month period, but you may be charged for the cost of any subsequent accountings during the same period. We will notify you in advance of the cost involved, and you may choose to withdraw or modify your request at that time.


Request communications of PHI by alternative means or at alternative locations. You have the right to request that we communicate with you in a certain way or at a certain location. For example, you may request that we contact you only in writing at a specific address. To request confidential communication of your PHI, submit a written request to our address listed in the Contact Information below. Your request must state how, where or when you would like to be contacted. We will accommodate all reasonable requests.

Request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of PHI. You have the right to request a restriction or limitation on our use or disclosure of your PHI by submitting a written request to our address listed in the Contact Information below.


You must identify in this request: (i) what particular information you would like to limit, (ii) whether you want to limit use, disclosure or both, and (iii) to whom you want the limits to apply. All requests will be carefully considered, but we are not required to agree to those restrictions. We will provide you with a written response to your request within 30 days. If we do agree to restrict use or disclosure of your PHI, we will not apply these restrictions in the event of an emergency. We also have the right to terminate the restriction if: (i) you agree orally or in writing, or (ii) we inform you of the termination, which becomes effective only with respect to your PHI created or received after we inform you of the termination.


Privacy Policy for PBRx Pharmacy Benefits Continued...

At PBRx, accessible from www.pbrx.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by PBRx and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at [email protected]

Log Files

PBRx follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Google Double Click DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to PBRx.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

Google

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of PBRx. Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on PBRx, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that PBRx has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

PBRx's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: 

Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. PBRx does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in PBRx. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions. PBRx is a HIPAA Compliant website.

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