+ HIPAA Email Consent (Allow Unencrypted Email)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed by the U.S. government in 1996 in order to establish privacy and security protections for health information. Information stored on my computers is encrypted, as is the information stored in my Gmail for Work and Acuity Scheduling accounts. Most email service providers (i.e., Gmail® for Personal Use, Hotmail®, Yahoo®, etc.) do not utilize encrypted email.
When you send an email, or you send us an email, the information that is sent is not encrypted. This means a third party may be able to access the information and read it since it is transmitted over the internet. In addition, once the email is received by you, someone may be able to access your email account, and read it.
Email is a convenient and popular way to communicate for a lot of people, so in their latest modification to the HIPAA act, the federal government provided guidance on email and HIPAA. The information is available in a pdf (p. 5634) on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-25/pdf/2013-01073.pdf
The guidelines state that if a client/patient has been made aware of the risks of unencrypted email, and that same client/patient provides consent to receive health information via email, then a health entity may send that client/patient personal medical information via unencrypted email.
ALLOW UNENCRYPTED EMAIL
I understand the risks of unencrypted email and do hereby give permission to Indomitable Spirit, LLC DBA Janell Kaplan to send me personal health information via unencrypted email.
A Message from Janell
Hello, Indomitable Spirit—
I don’t believe in accidents, only divine appointments. You are here for a reason. I want to help you if you’ll allow me to. And, the services I provide are unlike any other—nutrition, lifestyle and bodywork care and support, which focus on the core causes of our most chronic conditions, and are backed by an evidence-based scientific approach. I don’t just go to wear it hurts or make recommendations that mask the symptoms. I want to get to know you, your whole health story, and how you want to feel tomorrow, next week, next month, and beyond. I want to design with you a personalized health and healing plan with your unique lifestyle, health history, and wellness goals at heart. And, I want to fully support you in implementing this plan step-by-step.
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