The Notice of Privacy Practices is a legal document that states how medical information about our patients may be used and disclosed and about how patients can get access to this information.
As an essential part of our commitment to our patients, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services maintains the privacy of confidential healthcare information about a patient, known as Protected Health Information or PHI. We are required by law to protect a patient's healthcare information and to provide the patient with a written Notice of Privacy Practices.
The Notice outlines our legal duties and privacy practices in respect to a patient's PHI. It not only describes our privacy practices and the patient's