Privacy Policies

HIPAA Patient Privacy Policy

Accent on Health Chiropractic and Massage

405 Firemans Ave

LaVale, MD 21502


Ph. 301-777-3710 Fax 301-777-0436


Notice of Privacy Practices








The Practice (the “Practice”), in accordance with the federal Privacy Rule, 45 CFR parts 160 and 164 (the “Privacy Rule”) and applicable state law, is committed to maintaining the privacy of your protected health information (“PHI”). PHI includes information about your health condition and the care and treatment you receive from the Practice and is often referred to as your health care or medical record. This Notice explains how your PHI may be used and disclosed to third parties. This Notice also details your rights regarding your PHI.


How the Practice May Use and


Disclose Your Protected Health Information


The Practice, in accordance with this Notice and without asking for your express consent or authorization, may use and disclose your PHI for the purposes of:


a)Treatment – To provide you with the health care you require, the Practice may use and disclose your PHI to those health care professionals, whether on the Practice’s staff or not, so that it may provide, coordinate, plan and manage your health care. For example, a chiropractor treating you for lower back pain may need to know and obtain the results of your latest physician examination or last treatment plan.


b)Payment – To get paid for services provided to you, the Practice may provide your PHI, directly or through a billing service, to a third party who may be responsible for your care, including insurance companies and health plans. If necessary, the Practice may use your PHI in other collection efforts with respect to all persons who may be liable to the Practice for bills related to your care. For example, the Practice may need to provide the Medicare program with information about health care services that you received from the Practice so that the Practice can be reimbursed. The Practice may also need to tell your insurance plan about treatment you are going to receive so that it can determine whether or not it will cover the treatment expense.


c)Health Care Operations – To operate in accordance with applicable law and insurance requirements, and to provide quality and efficient care, the Practice may need to compile, use and disclose your PHI. For example, the Practice may use your PHI to evaluate the performance of the Practice’s personnel inproviding care to you.


Other Examples of how the Practice May Use Your


Protected Health Information


    Advice of Appointment and Other Services – The Practice may, from time to time, contact you to provide appointment reminders or information about treatment alternatives or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you. The following are ways we will communicate with you: a) telephoning your home and leaving a message on your answering machine or with the individual answering the phone; b) telephoning your mobile phone and either speaking with you directly or leaving a voice message; c) emailing you at the email address you provide; d) faxing you at a number you provide. You have the right to refuse such communications in writing.


    Appointment Log/Sign-In Log/Fee Slips – The Practice maintains a sign-in log at its reception desk for individuals seeking care and treatment in the office. The sign-in log is located in a position where staff can readily see who is seeking care in the office, as well as the individual’s location within the Practice’s office suite. This information may be seen by, and is accessible to, others who are seeking care or services in the Practice’s offices.


    Electronic Storage of PHI- In addition to paper files, The Practice utilizes computers, computer software, and a secure network server to electronically store PHI including all patient exam and treatment notes. In accordance with HIPAA regulations, The Practice’s network integrity is maintained by the use of several security and safeguard measures. The network and all patient information are backed-up nightly on a WD external hard drive, and the network is also protected by multiple firewalls.


    Family/Friends – The Practice may disclose to a family member, other relative, a close personal friend, or any other person identified by you, your PHI directly relevant to such person’s involvement with your care or the payment for your care. The Practice may also use or disclose your PHI to notify or assist in the notification (including identifying or locating) a family member, a personal representative, or another person responsible for your care, of your location, general condition or death. However, in both cases, the following conditions will apply:


(i)If you are present at or prior to the use or disclosure of your PHI, the Practice may use or disclose your PHI if you agree, or if the Practice can reasonably infer from the circumstances, based on the exercise of its professional judgment, that you do not object to the use or disclosure.


(ii)If you are not present, the Practice will, in the exercise of professional judgment, determine whether the use or disclosure is in your best interests and, if so, disclose only the PHI that is directly relevant to the person’s involvement with your care.


Other Use & Disclosures Which May


Be Permitted or Required by Law


The Practice is allowed or required to share your information in other ways – usually in ways that contribute to the public good, such as public health and research. We have to meet many conditions in the law before we can share your information for these purposes. For more information see:


(a)De-identified Information – The Practice may use and disclose health information that may be related to your care but does not identify you and cannot be used to identify you.


(b)Business Associate – The Practice may use and disclose PHI to one or more of its business associates if the Practice obtains satisfactory written assurance, in accordance with applicable law, that the business associate will appropriately safeguard your PHI. A business associate is an entity that assists the Practice in undertaking some essential function, such as a billing company that assists the office in submitting claims for payment to insurance companies.


(c)Personal Representative – The Practice may use and disclose PHI to a person who, under applicable law, has the authority to represent you in making decisions related to your health care.


(d)Emergency Situations – The Practice may use and disclose PHI for the purpose of obtaining or rendering emergency treatment to you provided that the Practice attempts to obtain your Consent as soon as possible: The Practice may also use and disclose PHI to a public or private entity authorized by law or by its charter to assist in disaster relief efforts, for the purpose of coordinating your care with such entities in an emergency situation.


(e)Public Health Activities – The Practice may use and disclose PHI when required by law to provide information to a public health authority to prevent or control disease.


(f)Abuse, Neglect or Domestic Violence – The Practice may use and disclose PHI when authorized by law to provide information if it believes that the disclosure is necessary to prevent serious harm.


(g)Health Oversight Activities – The Practice may use and disclose PHI when required by law to provide information in criminal investigations, disciplinary actions, or other activities relating to the community’s health care system.


(h)Judicial and Administrative Proceeding – The Practice may use and disclose PHI in response to a court order or a lawfully issued subpoena.


(i)Law Enforcement Purposes – The Practice may use and disclose PHI, when authorized, to a law enforcement official. For example, your PHI may be the subject of a grand jury subpoena, or if the Practice believes that your death was the result of criminal conduct.


(j)Coroner or Medical Examiner – The Practice may use and disclose PHI to a coroner or medical examiner for the purpose of identifying you or determining your cause of death.


(k)Organ, Eye or Tissue Donation – The Practice may use and disclose PHI if you are an organ donor to the entity to whom you have agreed to donate your organs.


(l)Research – The Practice may use and disclose PHI subject to applicable legal requirements if the Practice is involved in research activities.


(m)Avert a Threat to Health or Safety – The Practice may use and disclose PHI if it believes that such disclosure is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public and the disclosure is to an individual who is reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat.


(n)Specialized Government Functions – The Practice may use and disclose PHI when authorized by law with regard to certain military and veteran activity.


(o)Workers’ Compensation – The Practice may use and disclose PHI if you are involved in a Workers’ Compensation claim to an individual or entity that is part of the Workers’ Compensation system.


(p)National Security and Intelligence Activities – The Practice may use and disclose PHI to authorized governmental officials with necessary intelligence information for national security activities.


(q)Military and Veterans – The Practice may use and disclose PHI if you are a member of the armed forces, as required by the military command authorities.


(r)How else can we use or share your health information?




Uses and/or disclosures, other than those described above, will be made only with your written Authorization. This includes any marketing opportunities. We may contact you for fundraising efforts, but you can tell us not to contact you again.


Your Rights


You have the right to:


(a)Revoke any Authorization or consent you have given to the Practice, at any time. To request a revocation, you must submit a written request to the Practice’s Privacy Officer.


(b)Request special restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your PHI as authorized by law. In general, this relates to your right to request special restrictions concerning disclosures of your PHI regarding uses for treatment, payment and operational purposes under Privacy Rule, Section 164.522(a) and restrictions related to disclosures to your family and other individuals involved in your care under Privacy Rule, Section 164.510(b). Except in certain instances, the Practice may not be obligated to agree to any requested restrictions. To request restrictions, you must submit a written request to the Practice’s Privacy Officer. In your written request, you must inform the Practice of what information you want to limit, whether you want to limit the Practice’s use or disclosure, or both, and to whom you want the limits to apply. If the Practice agrees to your request, the Practice will comply with your request unless the information is needed in order to provide you with emergency treatment. If you pay for a service or health care item out-of-pocket in full, you can ask us not to share that information for the purpose of payment or our operations with your health insurer. We will say “yes” unless a law requires us to share that information.


(c)Choose someone to act for you If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information. We will make sure the person has this authority and can act for you before we take any action.


(d)Receive confidential communications or PHI by alternative means or at alternative locations as provided by Privacy Rule Section 164.522(b). For instance, you may request all written communications to you marked “Confidential Protected Health Information” or be mailed to a different address. You must make your request in writing to the Practice’s Privacy Officer. The Practice will accommodate all reasonable requests.


(e)Get an electronic or paper copy of your medical record. You can ask to see or get an electronic or copy of your medical record and other health information we have about you. Please ask the office manager or Practice Privacy Officer. We will provide a copy or a summary of your health information, usually within 30 days of your request. We may charge a reasonable, cost-based fee.


(f)Amend your PHI as provided by federal law (including Privacy Rule, Section 164.526) and state law. To request an amendment, you must submit a written request to the Practice’s Privacy Officer. You must provide a reason that supports your request. The Practice may deny your request if it is not in writing, if you do not provide a reason in support of your request, if the information to be amended was not created by the Practice, if the information is not part of your PHI maintained by the Practice, if the information is not part of the information you would be permitted to inspect and copy, and/or if the information is accurate and complete. If you disagree, you may submit a statement of disagreement.


(g)Receive an accounting of disclosures of your PHI as provided by federal law (including Privacy Rule Section 164.528) and state law. To request an accounting, you must submit a written request to the Practice’s Privacy Officer. The request must state a time period, which may not be longer than six (6) years. The request should indicate in what form you want the list (such as a paper or electronic copy). The first list you request within a twelve (12) month period will be free, but the Practice may charge you for the cost of providing additional lists. The Practice will notify you of the costs involved and you can decide to withdraw or modify your request before any costs are incurred.


(h)Request a copy of this notice. Even if you have agreed to receive this notice electronically, you can ask for a paper copy of this Privacy Notice from the Practice (as provided by Privacy Rule Section 164.520(b)(1)(iv)(F)).


(i)File a complaint if you feel your rights are violated. You can complain to the Practice or to the Secretary of HHS (as provided by Privacy Rule Section 164.520(b)(1)(vi)) if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. To file a complaint with the Practice, you must contact the Practice’s Privacy Officer. All complaints must be in writing. You can file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights by sending a letter to 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201, calling 1-877-696-6775, or visiting We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.


Practice Responsibilities


We are required by law to:


(a)Maintain the privacy and security of your protected health information.


(b)Let you know promptly if a breach occurs that may have compromised the privacy or security of your information.


(c)Follow the duties and privacy practices described in this notice and give you a copy of it.


(d)Not use or share your information other than as described here unless you tell us we can in writing. If you tell us we can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.


For more information:


To obtain more information about your privacy rights or if you have questions you want answered about your privacy rights (as provided by Privacy Rule Section 164.520(b)(2)(vii)), you may contact the Practice’s Privacy Officer as follows:


Name: David A. Bohn, D.C.


Address: 405 Firemans Ave, LaVale, MD 21502


Telephone No.: 301-777-3710


Online Privacy Policy


Last Updated: July 5, 2017

Please Read Carefully


This Online Privacy Policy describes the information Accent on Health Chiropractic collects about you through our websites, mobile applications, and all other services we provide (collectively, the “Services”), how we use and share that information, and the privacy choices we offer. This policy applies to information we collect when you access or use our websites or mobile applications (collectively, the “Site”), when you use our Services or when you otherwise interact with us.

Changes to this Online Privacy Policy


We may change this Online Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by posting the updated policy on our Site and revising the “Last Updated” date above. We encourage you to review the Online Privacy Policy whenever you use our Services to stay informed about our information practices and about ways you can help protect your privacy.

Confidentiality of Medical Information


Certain protected health information that may be provided by you may be protected as described in our HIPAA Notice. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Online Privacy Policy and the terms of the HIPAA Notice, the terms of the HIPAA Notice shall control.

Use of Services


Your access to and use of our Services are subject to certain terms and conditions, which are set forth in our Terms of Use.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide


We collect information you provide, such as when you email us, sign up through our Site, or submit information through our Site. We may collect, but are not limited to collecting, the following information: your name, gender, email address, mailing address, phone number, company name, date of birth, social security number, and issues we can help you with.

Information We Collect from Your Use of the Services


We collect information about you when you use our Site, including, but not limited to the following:


    Device Information. We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services. For example, we may collect and analyze information such as (a) IP addresses, geolocation information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting this information.


    Location Information. We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Services), and may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. For example, if your IP address indicates an origin in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Services may be customized with Scottsdale-specific information and advertisements. In order to do this, your location information may be shared with our agents, vendors or advertisers. If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.


    Cookies and Other Electronic Technologies. We may use the tools outlined below in order to better understand users. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods.


        Cookies: “Cookies” are small computer files transferred to your computing device that contain information such as user ID, user preferences, lists of pages visited and activities conducted while using the Services. We use Cookies to help us improve or tailor the Services by tracking your navigation habits, storing your authentication status so you do not have to re-enter your credentials each time you use the Services, customizing your experience with the Services, and for analytics and fraud prevention.


        We may use a type of advertising commonly known as interest-based or online behavioral advertising. This means that some of our business partners use Cookies to display The Joint Corp. ads on other websites and services based on information about your use of the Services and on your interests (as inferred from your online activity). Other Cookies used by our business partners may collect information when you use the Services, such as the IP address, mobile device ID, operating system, browser, web page interactions, the geographic location of your internet service provider, and demographic information such as gender and age range. These Cookies help The Joint Corp. learn more about our users’ demographics and internet behaviors.


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        Web Beacons: “Web Beacons” (a.k.a. clear GIFs or pixel tags) are tiny graphic image files imbedded in a web page or email that may be used to collect anonymous information about your use of our Services, the websites of selected advertisers, and the emails, special promotions or newsletters that we send you. The information collected by Web Beacons allows us to analyze how many people are using the Services, using the selected advertisers’ websites or opening our emails, and for what purpose, and also allows us to enhance our interest-based advertising.


        Website Analytics: We may use third-party website analytics services in connection with the website, including, for example, to register mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity and text that you type into the website or mobile application. These website analytics services generally do not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it and generally do not track your browsing habits across websites which do not use their services. We use the information collected from these services to help make the website easier to use.


        Mobile Device Identifiers: Mobile device identifiers are data stored on your mobile device that may track mobile device and data and activities occurring on and through it, as well as the applications installed on it. Mobile device identifiers enable collection of personal information (such as media access control, address and location) and traffic data. Mobile device identifiers help The Joint Corp. learn more about our users’ demographics and internet behaviors.


Information from Third Parties


We may obtain additional information about you from third parties such as marketers, partners, researchers, and others. We may combine information that we collect from you with information about you that we obtain from such third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.

Aggregate or De-identified Data


We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or via other means so that the information is not intended to identify you. Our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to any restrictions under this Online Privacy Policy, and we may disclose it to others without limitation for any purpose, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Use of Information


We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:


    For the purposes for which you provided the information;

    To personalize your experience with the Services by informing you of products, programs, events, services, and promotions of The Joint Corp., our affiliates, our partners and/or third parties that we believe may be of interest to you (see the “Opt-In Policy” below);

    To provide, maintain, administer, improve, or expand the Services, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to support, improve or enhance our business, the Services, and other products and services we offer;

    To contact you when necessary or requested;

    To customize and tailor your experience of the Services;

    To send mobile notifications (you may opt-out of this service)

    To send emails and other communications that display content that we think will interest you and according to your preferences;

    To send you news and information about our Services;

    To track and analyze trends and usage in connection with our Services;

    To better understand who uses the Services and how we can deliver a better user experience;

    To combine information received from third parties with the information that we have from or about you and use the combined information for any of the purposes described in this Online Privacy Policy;

    To use statistical information that we collect in any way permitted by law, including from third parties in connection with their commercial and marketing efforts;

    To prevent, detect, and investigate security breaches, fraud, and other potentially illegal or prohibited activities;

    To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Services;

    To protect our rights or property;

    To administer and troubleshoot the Services; and

    For any other purpose disclosed to you in connection with our Services.


We may use third-party service providers to process and store personal information in the United States and other countries.

Sharing of Information


We may share personal information about you as follows:


    With third parties to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, including service providers who access information about you to perform services on our behalf;

    With our affiliates and partners so that they may use such information for the purposes described in this Online Privacy Policy;

    With our affiliates, partners or other third parties to allow them to contact you regarding products, programs, services, and promotions that we and/or they believe may be of interest to you (See the “Opt-In Policy” below);

    In connection with, or during the negotiation of, any merger, sale of company stock or assets, financing, acquisition, divestiture or dissolution of all or a portion of our business (but only under non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements and protections);

    If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; to enforce applicable user agreements or policies; to protect the security or integrity of our Services; and to protect us, our users or the public from harm or illegal activities; and with your consent.


We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

Opt-In Policy


When you supply us with personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the Services, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about our product and service offerings and if you would like us to share personally identifiable information about you with our affiliates, partners or other third parties for their marketing purposes. If you do choose to opt-in, you will receive such communications and/or we will share your information in accordance with your “opt-in” consent.


You may, of course, choose not to receive additional marketing information from us or choose not to allow our sharing of your personally identifiable information as follows: At any time, you can follow a link provided in our marketing-related email messages (but excluding e-commerce confirmations and other administrative emails) to opt out from receiving such communications; or at any time, you can contact us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below to opt out from receiving such communications.


If you decide to contact us to change your contact preferences to opt out of receiving communications from us, please specify clearly which of the following choices you are opting out of: (a) Receiving marketing communications from us; (b) Allowing us to share personally identifiable information about you with our affiliates and partners for their marketing purposes; and/or (c) Allowing us to share personally identifiable information about you with other third parties for their marketing purposes.


We will endeavor to implement your requested change as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving your request. Please be aware that your requested change will not be effective until we implement such change. Please note that if you choose not to allow our sharing of your personally identifiable information, we are not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared your personally identifiable information as of the date that we implement your request. If you wish to cease receiving marketing-related e-mails from these third parties, please contact them directly or utilize any opt-out mechanisms in their privacy policies or marketing-related e-mails.


Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages. You cannot opt-out from receiving these administrative messages. We reserve the right, from time to time, to contact former customers or users of the Services for administrative purposes or in order to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations.

Social Media and Third Party Platforms


Certain sections or functionalities on our Services may permit you to share information on third party social media sites or platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or other similar sites (collectively, “Social Media Sites”). Accent on Health does not own or control such Social Media Sites, and posting your information on Social Media Sites is subject to the third party’s Online Privacy Policy and other legal terms, which may not provide privacy protections with which you agree. Accent on Health is not responsible for any act or omission of any Social Media Site, nor are we responsible for the consequences of your choosing to share your information on Social Media Sites.



We take reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to help protect personal information from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Accent on Health cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Your Privacy Choices

How You Can Access and Update Your Information


You may update or correct information about yourself at any time or by emailing us at



Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies; however, our Services may not function properly if you do so.

Options for Opting out of Cookies and Mobile Device Identifiers


If you are interested in more information about interest-based advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link or TRUSTe’s Advertising Choices Page to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs.


Please note that even after opting out of interest-based advertising, you may still see Accent on Health's advertisements that are not interest-based (i.e., not targeted toward you). Also, opting out does not mean that Accent on Health is no longer using its tracking tools—Accent on Health still may collect information about your use of the Services even after you have opted out of interest-based advertisements and may still serve advertisements to you via the Services based on information it collects via the Services.

How Accent on Health Responds to Browser “Do Not Track” Signals


We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Site for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide above the Network Advertising Initiative’s “Consumer Opt-out” link, Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, and TRUSTe’s Advertising Choices page. However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working on Do Not Track standards, implementations and solutions. For more information about DNT signals, visit

Links to Other Websites


Our Services may contain links to other websites and those websites may not follow the same privacy practices as Accent on Health. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such third parties to learn more about their privacy practices.



Accent on Health does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age without verifiable parental consent, and no part of the Services are directed at persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Services. If Accent on Health learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 13 years of age has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then The Joint Corp. will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. To make such a request, please contact us at


No Rights of Third Parties


This Online Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.


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