Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 5, 2024

At Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (ACFC), we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our patients and their families. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your information in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.

1. Collection of Information:

We collect personal information such as names, addresses, contact details, medical history, and insurance information solely for the purpose of providing services and support to our families. Information may be collected through various channels including in-person interactions, electronic forms, phone calls, and emails.

2. Use of Information:

The information we collect is used for the purpose of providing services to our families, as well as for administrative and operational purposes. We may also use the information to communicate with families regarding support services, and other relevant information related to the services provided.

3. Disclosure of Information:

We do not disclose or share patient or family information with third parties unless required by law or authorized by the patient or legal guardian. In cases where disclosure is necessary, we ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect the confidentiality and security of the information.

4. Security Measures:

We implement strict security measures to safeguard patient and family information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Access to family records is restricted to authorized personnel who require the information to perform their duties. All information is stored securely in a HIPAA complaint cloud-based system.

5. Compliance:

We comply with all applicable HIPAA regulations and guidelines regarding the privacy and security of patient information. Our staff receives regular training on HIPAA policies and procedures to ensure compliance and maintain confidentiality.

7. Data Retention:

We retain patient and family information for the period required by law and for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

8. Updates to Privacy Policy:

This privacy policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our practices or to comply with legal requirements. Any updates will be posted on our website and communicated to patients and families as appropriate. By receiving healthcare services from Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, families acknowledge and consent to the terms outlined in this privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact our Program Director.