Who Will Follow The Practices In This Notice?
Hospital for Special Surgery provides health care to our patients together with physicians and other health care professionals and organizations. The privacy practices described in this Notice will be followed by:
- Any health care professional who provides direct services to treat you at any of our Hospital locations; and;
- All employees, medical staff, trainees, students, and volunteers at any of our locations that provide direct hospital services.
The privacy practices described in this Notice do not apply when care is being provided to you in the private offices of the Hospital's medical staff or other health care professionals, even if these offices are located on Hospital premises. For example, if you are being treated by a doctor on our medical staff while you are an inpatient in the Hospital, or being treated at an outpatient clinic of the Hospital, the privacy practices described in this Notice will apply. If you are seen by the same doctor for a follow-up appointment at his private office, whether located at the Hospital or outside of the Hospital, the privacy practices in this Notice will not apply. The doctor should provide you with a separate Notice explaining the privacy practices that will apply to his or her private office. In addition, the privacy practices described in this Notice do not apply to members of the Hospital's medical staff or other members of our workforce when they treat you at other hospitals or facilities.