Information about patients is
confidential and is subject to the guidelines established by HIPPA laws. Dr.
Mandell's office follows the Health Insurance Portability &
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) requirements to ensure
for patient medical record confidentiality and control over how the health information is used.
An office copy of the HIPPA privacy Practice
laws is available for review , upon request. Acknowledgment of the Privacy laws and guidelines will be
requested of each patient before commencement
Permission to release information
to other healthcare providers will be requested by Dr. Mandell for optimal coordination of patient care. Authorization for
when appropriate, will be obtained from the patient/ guardian/
parent, either with written or verbal consent.
is the preferred method of contacting Dr. Mandell for both privacy and optimal clinical care reasons. A consent form is available
for agreement and request to
for other forms of communication to include telephone, text,
e-mail, and physical mail for routine
matters such as scheduling, billing, and medication requests.