Patient Privacy Notice

Health Oversight Activities. We may disclose your health information to a health oversight agency that oversees the health care system and is charged with responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Ministry of Health in the State of Kuwait.

Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. We may disclose your health information in the course of a judicial or administrative proceeding in response to a legal order or other lawful process.

Law Enforcement Officials. We may disclose your health information to the police or other law enforcement officials as required or permitted by law.

Health or Safety. We may use or disclose your health information to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to a person's or the public's health or safety.

As Required by Law. We may use or disclose your health information when required to do so by any other law not already referred to in the preceding categories.

Uses and Disclosures Requiring Your Authorization

Uses or Disclosure With Your Authorization. Other than the circumstances described above, any other use or disclosure of your health information will only be made with your written authorization. Additionally, you have the right to refuse to give us authorization to use or disclose your health information for purposes other than those described above. If you do not give us authorization, it will not affect the treatment we provide.

Your Right to Revoke Your Authorization. You may revoke your authorization to us at any time; however, your revocation must be in writing. There are two circumstances under which we will not be able to honor your revocation request:

If we have taken an action in reliance upon such authorization before we receive your request to revoke your authorization.

If you were required to give your authorization as a condition of obtaining insurance, the insurance company may have a right to your health information if they decide to contest any of your claims.

Right to Refuse Authorization. You have the right to refuse to give us an authorization to use or disclose your health information or otherwise contact you for purposes other than those set forth above. If you do not give us authorization, it will not affect the treatment we provide to you or the methods we use to obtain reimbursement for your care.