This document sets out the privacy policies and practices of the Embrace Orthodontics team.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect any and all information that you enter on this Website. We collect the following information about you:
- Phone Number
- Mailing Address
- Medical History
- Email Address
- IP Address
- Device Identifier
- Internet or other electronic activity – Information regarding your interaction with our website or application
How Our Office Collects, Uses and Discloses a Patient’s Personal Information
To give you a better understanding, we have outlined below how our office is collecting, using, and disclosing your information:
- To deliver safe and efficient patient care and to identify and to ensure continuous high-quality service
- To assess your health needs, advise you of treatment options and to provide you with the necessary health care in relationship to the oral and maxillofacial complex
- To allow us to contact and maintain communication with you, to distribute health care information, and to book and confirm appointments
- To process payments, collect unpaid accounts, and to invoice for goods and services
- To complete dental claims for third party adjudication and payment. To comply with legal and regulatory requirements our office will not under any condition supply your insurer with your confidential medical history.
- To communicate with other treating health-care providers, including general dentists and specialists
- For teaching and demonstrating purposes on an anonymous basis
- To deliver your charts and records to the orthodontist’s insurance carrier to enable the insurance company to assess liability and quantify damages, if any, including the delivery of patients’ charts and records to The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, when required, according to the provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act.
- To comply with agreements/undertakings entered into voluntarily by the member with The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, including the delivery and/or review of patients’ charts and records to the College for regulatory and monitoring purposes.
- Your information may be accessed by regulatory authorities under the terms of the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) for the purposes of The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan fulfilling its mandate under the RHPA, and for the defense of a legal issue.
- To prepare materials for the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB)
- To permit potential purchasers, practice brokers or advisors to evaluate and/or audit in preparation for a practice sale
- To assist this office to comply with all legal regulatory requirements when unusual requests are received, we will contact you for permission to release such information. We may also advise you if such a release is inappropriate. Please do not hesitate to discuss our policies with any member of our staff. Be assured that every staff person in our office is committed to ensuring that you receive the best quality orthodontic care
Embrace Orthodontics collects, uses, and discloses your personal information with your consent, except as permitted or required by law. We may be required or permitted under statute or regulation to collect, use, or disclose personal information without your consent, for example to comply with a court order, to comply with local or federal regulations or a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency, or to collect a debt owed to us.
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