FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary. Always consult with your doctor before starting any treatment. Elite Care CA's products are for medical use & possession by authorized patients only. In compliance with California Health & Safety Code 11362.5 and 215.

HIPAA Statement and Privacy Practices

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED, AND HOW YOU CAN OBTAIN ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires us to ask each of our patients to acknowledge receipt of our Notice of Privacy Practices. The Notice is published on this page. You acknowledge receipt of this notice by accepting terms and conditions for joining Aunt Zelda’s.

Elite Care CA providers will follow the terms of this joint notice. In addition, the entities, sites, locations and care providers may share medical information with each other for treatment, payment, or health care operations related to the ACE. This designation may be amended from time to time to add new covered entities that are under common control. 


Elite Care California's Responsibilities
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Elite Care CA must take steps to protect the privacy of your “Protected Health Information” (PHI). PHI includes information that we have created or received regarding your health or payment for your health care. It includes both your medical records and personal information such as your name, social security number, address, and phone number.

Under federal law, we are required to:

Protect the privacy of your PHI.

All of our employees and physicians are required to maintain the confidentiality of PHI and receive appropriate privacy training
Provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices explaining our duties and practices regarding your PHI
Follow the practices and procedures set forth in the Notice
Uses and Disclosures of Your Protected Health Information That Do Not Require Your Authorization
Elite Care CA uses and discloses PHI in a number of ways connected to your treatment, payment for your care, and our health care operations. Some examples of how we may use or disclose your PHI without your authorization are listed below.

TREATMENT
To our physicians, nurses, and others involved in your health care or preventive health care.
To our different departments to coordinate such activities as prescriptions, lab work, and X-rays.
To other health care providers treating you who are not on our staff such as dentists, emergency room staff, and specialists. For example, if you are being treated for an injured knee we may share your PHI among your primary physician, the knee specialist, and your physical therapist so they can provide proper care.

Legal proceedings

In the course of any legal proceeding in response to an order of a court or administrative agency and, in certain cases, in response to a subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful process.


Law enforcement

To law enforcement officials in limited circumstances for law enforcement purposes. For example, disclosures may be made to identify or locate a suspect, witness, or missing person; to report a crime; or to provide information concerning victims of crimes. Reporting sale activity to both local ordinance controls and the State of California Bureau of Cannabis Control.

Treatment Alternatives

To communicate with you about treatment services, options, or alternatives, as well as health-related benefits or services that may be of interest to you, or to describe our health plan and providers to you.

Except in the situations listed in the sections above, we will use and disclose your PHI only with your written authorization. This means that unless you give us written permission, we will not use your Protected Health Information in the following cases;
Marketing Purposes
Sale of your information
In some situations, federal and state laws provide special protections for specific kinds of PHI and require authorization from you before we can disclose that specially protected PHI. 


Your Rights Regarding Your Protected Health Information

You have the right to:
Request restrictions by asking that we limit the way we use or disclose your PHI for treatment, payment, or health care operations. You may also ask that we limit the information we give to someone who is involved in your care, such as a family or friend. Please note that we are not required to agree to your request except when a restriction has been requested regarding a disclosure to a health plan in situations where the patient has paid for services in full and where the purpose of the disclosure is for payment or health care operations. If we do agree, we will honor your limits unless it is an emergency situation.


By utilizing our services or replying to our emails, you acknowledge that you are aware that email is not a secure method of communication, and that you agree to the risks. If you would prefer not to exchange personal health information via email, please notify us at info@elitecaresf.com or by calling our toll free number at 844.420.0002.

Changes to Privacy Practices
Elite Care California may change the terms of this Notice at any time. The revised Notice would apply to all PHI that we maintain. We will make any such changes to our website.