PATEINT CONSENT FORM
FOR COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Privacy of your personal information is an important part of our office providing you with quality dental care. We understand the importance of protecting your personal information. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing your personal information responsibly.
In this office, DR. Manav Dua acts as the privacy information officer.
All staff members who come in contact with your personal information are aware of the sensitive nature of the information that you have disclosed to us. They are all trained in the appropriate uses and protection of your information.
Attached to this consent form, we have outlined what our office is doing to ensure that:
- Only necessary information is collected about you;
- We only share your information with your consent;
- Storage, retention and destruction of your personal information complies with existing legislator and privacy protection protocols;
- Our privacy protocols comply with privacy legislation standards of our regulatory body, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, and the law.
Do not hesitate to discuss our policies with me or any member of our office staff. Please be assured that every staff person in our office is committed to answering that you receive the best quality dental care.
HOW OUR OFFICE COLLECTS, USES AND DISCLOSES PATEINT’s PERSONAL INFORMATION
Our office understands the importance of protecting your personal information. To help you understand how we are doing that, we have confirmed here how our office is using and disclosing your information.
This office will collect, use and disclose information about you for the following purposes:
- To deliver safe and efficient patient care.
- To identify and to ensure continuous high quality service.
- To assess your dental needs.
- To advice you of treatment options.
- To enable to contact you.
- To establish and maintain communication with you.
- To offer and provide treatment care and services in relationship to the oral and maxillofacial complex and dental care generally.
- To communicate with other treating health care providers, including specialists and general dentists who are the referring dentists.
- To allow us to maintain communication and contact with you to distribute health care information and to book and confirm appointments.
- To allow us to efficiently follow up for treatment, care and billing.
- For teaching and demonstrating purposes on an anonymous basis.
- To complete and submit dental claims for third party adjudication and payment.
- To comply with legal and regulatory requirements, including the delivery of patient’s charts and records to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario in a timely fashion, when required, according to the provisions of the Regulated health Professions Act.
- To comply with agreements/ undertaking entered into voluntarily by the member with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, including the delivery and/ or review of patient’s charts and records to the college in a timely fashion for regulatory and monitoring purposes.
- To permit potential purchasers, practice brokers or advisors to evaluate the dental practice.
- To allow potential purchases, practice brokers or advisors to conduct an audit in preparation for a practice sale.
- To deliver your charts and records to the dentist’s insurance carrier to enable the insurance company to asses liability and quantify damages, if any
- To prepare materials for the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB)
- To invoice for goods and services.
- To process credit card payments.
- To collect unpaid accounts
- To assist this office to comply with all regulatory requirements.
- To comply generally with the law.
By signing the consent section of this Patient Consent Form, you have agreed that you have given your informed consent to the collection, use and / or disclosure of your personal information; we will seek your approval in advance.
Your information may be accessed by regulatory authorities under the terms of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) for the purposes of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario fulfilling its mandate under the RHPA, and for the defense for a legal issue.
Our office will not under any conditions supply your insurer with your confidential medical history. In the event this kind of a request is made we will forward the information directly to you for review, and for your specific consent.
When unusual request are received, we will contact you for permission to release such information. We may also advise you if such a release is inappropriate.
You may withdraw your consent for use or disclosure of your personal information, and we will explain the ramifications of that decision, and the process.
I have reviewed the above information that explains how your office will use my personal information, and the steps your office is taking to protect my information.
I know that your office has a Privacy code, and I can ask to see the code at any time.
I Agree that Dr. Manav Dua/ Dr. Yachna Dua can collect, use and disclosure personal information about as set out above in the information about the office’s privacy policies.