HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) & 42 CFR
The HIPAA Privacy Rule was designed to provide privacy standards to protect patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, these standards provide patients more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed.
42CFR Part 2 & 8
In addition to HIPAA, our clinics and patient information are protected by the Code of Federal Regulations 42CFR part 2 pertaining to the confidentiality of patient identifying information and part 8 which references our accreditation process and the federal opioid treatment standards. For more information on these regulations please visit:
Use of Content
The Content is intended to convey general information about BHG. It should not be relied upon as professional, medical, psychological, or legal advice. It is not an offer to represent you or an offer to provide you with any medical treatment, psychiatric treatment, products, or services. It is not intended to provide you with any recommendations as to medical or psychiatric treatment, or counseling services. The content of any Internet e-mail sent to BHG or any of its employees at the e-mail addresses available on the Site will not create a professional, medical, psychiatric, or legal relationship between you and BHG, and will not be treated as confidential. All uses of the Content, other than personal uses for informational purposes, are prohibited. The Content shall not be construed as professional, medical, psychological, or legal advice but is intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without the prior written consent of BHG. The views set forth on this Site are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of BHG.
Access to the Site and Content
You acknowledge and agree that BHG owns all legal right, title and interest in and to the Site and Content (except for any third-party content), including any intellectual property rights which subsist therein, whether those rights are registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights exist. The Site and Content are protected to the maximum extent permitted by law. Content displayed on the Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, and any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works, copying, or redistribution, of the Site and/or Content, or any portions thereof is expressly prohibited without first obtaining the prior express written consent of BHG.
Third Party Content
The Site may contain links or references to third-party information including but not limited to: websites, resources, content, services, statistical data, literature, testimonials, opinions, articles, medical information, products and/or materials (collectively, “Third Party Content”). BHG makes no representation or warranty concerning any Third Party Content that may be referenced on, accessed from, or linked to the Site. The Third Party Content may be protected by various laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, and any reproduction, modification, creation of derivative works, copying, or redistribution, of any Third Party Content, or any portions thereof is expressly prohibited without first obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of the Third Party Content. You further acknowledge and agree that the Third Party Content may contain confidential information, and that you shall not disclose such confidential information without the prior written consent of the owner of the Third Party Content. BHG is not responsible for any Third Party Content, and any opinions, data, or other information provided on the Site which refers to Third Party Content as its source is the opinion of the author of the Third Party Content, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BHG. BHG does not verify the accuracy, truthfulness, legitimacy or completeness of any Third Party Content. The Site may contain links to other websites or third-party providers. BHG is not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other sites or third-party providers linked to or referenced within the Site.
Limitation of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that BHG shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages of any type whatsoever which may be incurred by you arising from, related to, or resulting from your use of and/or access to the Site, the Content, and/or any Third Party Content, no matter how caused, and under any theory of liability whatsoever EVEN THOUGH CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT OF BHG, OR ANYONE CLAIMING BY, THROUGH OR UNDER BHG. Even if BHG is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages, this exclusion and limitation of liability applies to any and all causes of action, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theories.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE AND ACCESS OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS, “WITH ALL FAULTS”, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OF ANY KIND APPLICABLE TO THE SITE AND CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. BHG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THAT ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THE SITE WILL BE PROVIDD FREE OF THE RIGHTFUL CLAIM OF ANY THIRD PERSON BY WAY OF INFINGEMENT. BHG DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR CONTENT. BHG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT. The Content is not promised or guaranteed to be accurate, current, or complete, and the Site may contain technical inaccuracies or errors. BHG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR UPDATING OR VERIFYING THE ACCRUACY, TRUTHFULNESS, LEGITIMACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITE. Accordingly, you should take steps to confirm the accuracy and completeness of all Content before making any decision with respect to any matters pertaining to the Content or BHG. BHG provides no assurance that it will resolve any reported problems concerning your use of the Site or the Content, even if BHG takes steps to resolve any such reported problems. BHG does not represent or warrant to you that the Site and/or its Content will meet your requirements or that your use of the Site and any Content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, accurate, up to date, or reliable. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, BHG does not exclude or limit any warranties for losses which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the exclusion of liability for loss or damage as set forth herein. Accordingly, only the limitations which are lawful in your jurisdiction will apply to you and our liability with respect to all of the foregoing will be the maximum extent permitted by law in your jurisdiction.
Termination of Use
You agree that BHG may, in its sole discretion, at any time, terminate or limit you access or use of the Site or Content. You agree that BHG shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or limitation of your access and/or use of the Site and Content.