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HUMAN RESOURCES POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Chapter: Employee Relations Policy: PP#4-106
Subject: Confidentiality Issued: September 1, 2003
Supersedes: July 15, 2003
Approval: Donna Vincent
PHILOSOPHY:
Bay Medical Center employees will strive to maintain the confidentiality of patient and
other confidential information in accordance with applicable legal and ethical standards.
POLICY:
Bay Medical Center and its employees are in possession of and have access to a broad
variety of confidential, sensitive and proprietary information, the inappropriate release of
which could be injurious to individuals, Bay Medical Center’s business partners and Bay
Medical Center itself. All Bay Medical Center employees have an obligation to actively
protect and safeguard confidential, sensitive, and proprietary information in a manner
designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of information. Before disclosing or
refusing to disclose confidential information, the applicability of the Florida Public
Records and State Laws (Ch. 19 & 286 F.S.) and adherence to the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) should be determined. Each refusal
to produce confidential information must be immediately reported to the President/CEO.
DEFINITION
Confidential information is defined as any information that is patient related or part of
Bay Medical Center's personnel, financial, or operational business records, or marketing
and business plans. Confidential information is further defined as follows:
1. Any records or information, whether financial, medical or personal, regarding the
history, condition, care, treatment or billing of a patient.
2. Any records or information relating to medical staff credentialing, discipline, or other
peer review activities, including anecdotal comments regarding appropriateness or
necessity of care to a patient rendered by a physician or practitioner at Bay Medical
Center.
3. Any records, information, or data relating to Bay Medical Center’s strategic,
marketing, or business plans.
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