is this practice O.K.?

2003-10-31 Thread Fairley2
The practice that I am going to describe is quite common in our community but I am not sure it is acceptable. I wanted the opinion of the experts on this list. Occassionally, we run into a problem with a patient who seems to be doctor hopping and getting multiple prescriptions for narcotics.

named Privacy officer on NPP, posting

2003-03-10 Thread Fairley2
I have two quick questions for the group: 1. When your Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) says to contact the Privacy Officer for such and such, does the Privacy Officer need to be a NAMED individual or can you just list the title of the contact person (e.g., the Privacy Officer)? 2.Since

acknowledgement of Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)

2003-02-17 Thread Fairley2
On April 15, 2003, we are anticipating that we simply do not have the staff available to supply all patients that walk in our door with our NPP. It's hard to find someone to do a job like this for only 3-4 months! We plan to hire college students to accomplish this task when school let outs