Notice of Privacy Practices for Yoe Fire Company Ambulance Service


Every patient has a right to know what we do with the Protected Health Information (PHI) we gather in the course of providing emergency medical services.  We want to assure you that we properly safeguard this information as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) passed by Congress in 1996.




Protected Health Information (PHI) includes information about a patient such as name, address, date of birth, telephone number, health insurance identification number, and any other identifier unique to the patient.


How ambulance services use PHI


Treatment:  In the course of treatment we collect personal and health information to assist us in providing the best possible care to our patients.  This information is shared with other health professionals such as physicians and hospitals to whom we transfer your care and treatment.


Payment:  PHI is used to support claims submitted to insurance companies for payment.


Other:  PHI may be used for internal quality assurance activities and training.


We will share our PHI only with authorized employees, representatives, and third parties, such as our billing agency, insurance companies, and other health care agencies involved in your care. We will not disclose any non-public personal information about you except as authorized by law, as described in this privacy statement, or as otherwise communicated to you.


We are authorized to use PHI without your consent, authorization, or written permission in the following situations:  emergencies, national defense and security, litigation, public health situations, and government oversight activities.


Disclosure of PHI for purposes other than those permitted by the law, will only be made with your written authorization, such action will not affect disclosures prior to the effective date of the withdrawal.


Patients’ Rights


As a patient, you have the following rights regarding protection of your PHI:



Because we respect and share your concern for privacy, we will not provide your health information to anyone out side of our company, except as described above.


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact us at:  (717) 246-3679.