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125 Airport Road - Chinook, Montana
(406) 357-2549
Chinook, Montana
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form.  
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You  
may, however, visit our site anonymously.
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privacy policy..

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:  
• To improve our website
(we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal  
information.  

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables  
the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We  
may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the  
information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist  
us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also  
release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights,  
property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and  
independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to  
protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.  

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.  

Sweet Home
Highway 2 West
PO Box 1149
Chinook, MT 59523
smnh@mtintouch.net
406-357-2093


HIPAA POLICY:
 
It is the policy of Sweet Home to protect the privacy of individual resident health information (PHI).  Because of this, the amount of information accessible in  
response to a request for information is limited to the minimum amount needed to perform a specific type of work or to complete a function.  The Health  
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that Sweet Home provide a notice to residents detaining the ways in which the nursing home  
will use or disclose the resident’s PHI.   
 
Personal Health Information (PHI)-is defined as individually identifiable health information that relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental  
health of or the provision of healthcare to, a resident.

PROCEDURE:

The following are the primary reasons that PHI may be released:
For the provision of resident care
For billing of resident care
Requests for individual healthcare information are limited to individuals who need the information to carry out resident care duties.  These individuals may  
include:
Physicians
Nurses and nursing personnel
Ancillary personnel to include Pharmacy, Laboratory Services, Radiology Services, Social Services, and Security
Office staff for billing of care
The reasons why the information would be needed should be determined prior to releasing PHI.  The following are additional reasons to provide PHI:
Upon request of the resident
Upon a resident’s death, information will be released to the County Coroner and/or Sheriff’s Department.
If needed for healthcare treatment, operations or billing
If the request originates with a healthcare provider who has an indirect relationship with the individual such as laboratory or pharmacy
If the request is made by a representative of an accrediting body
If the request is made for the purpose of detecting healthcare fraud or abuse
If the request is made for the purpose of detecting healthcare compliance
If the request if made for the purpose of organ, eye or tissue donation for cadaver
If the request is made for Judicial or Administrative proceedings
If the request is made for scientific research

In the event that a resident (or legal representative) requests communication about their health information, ask the resident or responsible party to place  
the request in writing.  The organization does not need an explanation as to why the requested healthcare information is to be provided.
Each written request for individual healthcare information by parties not directly involved in the provision of resident care are to be maintained by Sweet  
Home and retained for a period of six (6) years.  A resident or legal representative has the right to review and photocopy any/all portions of the healthcare  
information.  Photocopies cost 25 cents per copy and must be paid prior to making of copies.   
Obtain the resident’s mailing address or fax number to deliver the information as requested.
A resident or legal representative has the right to request amendments to the healthcare information.  The request must be in writing and include a reason  
that supports your request.  In certain cases, the nursing home may deny your request for an amendment.   
Residents have the right to restrict access to his/her private medical information.
Should the resident (legal representative) request his/her health information be restricted, the resident must complete and sign the Restriction Agreement  
Release of Resident Information Consent Form.
The resident or responsible party will be required to sign a consent form prior to using or providing their confidential healthcare information.
Determine if an authorization is needed from a resident prior to disclosing confidential healthcare information.  Authorizations are needed for the disclosure  
of psychotherapy notes and for marketing.
Any complaints regarding violation of privacy rights should be directed to:  Jenni Pula, Administrator, Sweet Home, PO Box 1149, Chinook, MT 59523.  All  
complaints will be investigated and no personal issue will be raised for filing a complaint with the nursing home.


HIPAA Privacy Policy