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Website Privacy and Security Statement
This website does not gather or store any personally identifiable information except that which is supplied by the browser when communicating with our server. Such information is used exclusively for statistical purposes and is limited to browser name and version, operating system (if supplied),
that redirected you to our website and time our website was accessed.
You may choose to provide personal information when sending your feedback to us. In such a case, your personal information will be transmitted only to pertinent staff and will not be shared with anyone outside
unless required by law. However, please be aware that the feedback form does not ecrypt messages submitted through it and thus the contents of the email may be read if intercepted by a third party. If
asks you to provide confidential personal information, all such information will be encrypted using industry-standard SSL encryption.
Any health-related personal information that is gathered through this website is also subject to the ADRS Notice of Privacy Practices .
This privacy statement is subject to change without notice.
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The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the
of the linked websites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. The ADRS
does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Furthermore, the ADRS bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. All links are provided consistent with the educational mission of the website.
Everyone is encouraged to link to the ADRS. However, the
cannot create reciprocal links if the linking website does not meet our criteria for links (the website must provide information that is directly related to the services
provides). In case you would like to link to www.rehab.alabama.gov, here is a list of frequently visited sections of our website:
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ADRS Privacy Statement
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Our Pledge Regarding Health Information
This notice applies to all personal health information about you created and maintained by the ADRS
. We understand that medical information about your health is personal. We are committed to protecting your personal health information (PHI). We create and maintain a record of services provided to you by the department and services provided to you by others on behalf of the department. This record is to provide you with quality services. This notice will tell you about the ways we may use and disclose health information about you. We also describe your rights and certain obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of health information. If
privacy practices change, a new privacy notice will be posted to the
website and in all
Use, Sharing and Protection of Health Information
staff will only use your personal health information when doing their jobs. When health information is shared with other agencies or organizations,
requires the other agencies and organizations to safeguard your health information. The purposes of the use and sharing of health information are:
- Eligibility – Some
programs require health information in order to determine eligibility for the program.
- Treatment –
will use and share your health information to approve treatment, and to determine if your medical treatment is appropriate. For example,
professionals may review your treatment plan with your health care provider to determine medical necessity.
- Payment –
may use and share your health information to request reimbursement from Medicaid and Insurance companies. For example,
may bill Medicaid for services provided in the Children’s Rehabilitation Service, the Adult Medicaid Wavier, or the Early Intervention Programs.
Other uses, sharing of health information or disclosures of health information required or allowed by law:
- Information purposes –
may mail to you helpful information, such as brochures related to various programs administered by
- Other Government Agencies or organizations providing Benefits, Services or disaster relief –
may share information with other government agencies or organizations that are providing benefits or services when the information is necessary in order for you to receive those benefits or services. Information may also be shared between divisions within
(Early Intervention, Children’s Rehabilitation Service, Vocational Rehabilitation, State of Alabama Independent Living) in order to determine your eligibility for other benefits or services provided by the department.
- Public Health –
may disclose health information to the appropriate agencies for public health activities for disease control and prevention, problems with medical products or medications, and also on victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence as required by law.
- Health Oversight Activities –
may disclose specific health information to authorized health oversight agencies responsible for the Medicaid program, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights.
- Judicial and Administrative Hearings –
may disclose specific health information in judicial and administrative proceedings as required by law.
- Law Enforcement Purposes –
may disclose specific health information for law enforcement purposes as required by law.
- Coroners and Medical Examiners –
may disclose specific health information to coroners and medical examiners to carry out their jobs, as required by law.
- Organ Donation and Disease Registries –
may disclose specific health information to authorized entities involved where you have consented to organ donation and transplantation, communicable disease registries and cancer registries.
- Research Purposes –
may disclose specific health information to entities authorized to conduct a research project. When information is disclosed for research purposes, information that identifies you will not be disclosed.
- To avert a serious threat to health, safety or emergency situation –
may disclose specific health information to prevent a serious threat to a person’s or the public’s health or safety.
- Specialized government functions –
may disclose health information for national security and intelligence and for protection of the President and others, as required by law. Also,
may disclose health information to the appropriate military authorities if you are or have been a member of the armed services.
- Correctional Institutions –
may disclose health information to correctional facilities or law enforcement officials to maintain the health, safety and security of the corrections system.
- Workers’ Compensation –
may disclose health information to workers’ compensation programs that provide benefits for work-related injuries or illness without regard to fault.
Your Rights to Privacy
Your health information will not be shared without your authorization except as described in this notice or as required by law. You may authorize other disclosures by completing an
Authorization Form and you may revoke such authorization in writing at any time.
has procedures to assist you with your rights to your health information and you may ask your counselor, case manager, care coordinator or service coordinator for a paper copy of this notice at any time. An electronic copy of this notice is available on the
You have the Right to:
- Request Restriction – You may request in writing that
limit the use or disclosure of your health information except for treatment, payment, and health care operations purposes.
is not required by law to agree to your request.
- Request Confidential Communications – You may request, in writing, that
communicate with you in a different way or to a different location. For example, you may request ADRS use a different mailing address or call you at a different phone number.
- Inspect and Copy – You may, upon written request and during normal business hours, review all of the records maintained by
relating to the grant, denial or provision of services. A Department staff member shall be present during any review.
will make all information in the case record available except: (a) when
believes medical, psychological, or other information may be harmful to the individual, the information shall be provided to the client’s authorized representative, a physician, or licensed or certified psychologist; and (b) information obtained from another organization or agency may be released only under the conditions established by the outside agency, organization, or provider.
- Request a copy of your record –
may charge a reasonable fee for any copies of records reproduced, but not to exceed $1.00 per page. State and federal agencies, other health care providers, and families (first copy only) are exempt from this charge.
- Amend – You may request, in writing along with the reason, to change or add information to your health record. However, original documentation maintained by
may not be erased.
is not required by law to agree to your request.
- Accounting of Disclosures – You may request an accounting of disclosures of your health information except for purposes of treatment, payment, health care operations and disclosures required by law for purposes of national security or law enforcement.
For more information or to report an incident where you feel that your privacy has been compromised by an
staff person, you may contact the individuals listed below or the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence
, 20201. No individual will be retaliated against for filing a complaint.
You can mail a complaint to:
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104