The privacy of your personal information is important to our clinic. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the goods and services we provide.
Like all medical professionals, we collect, use and disclose personal information in order to serve our patients. The primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide treatment.
Patients or other individuals we deal with may have questions about our goods or services after they have been received. We retain patient information for a mandatory minimum of ten years after the last contact.
PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, we have taken the following steps:
• Paper information is either under supervision or secured in restricted area.
• Electronic hardware is either under supervision or secure in a restricted area at all times.
• Paper information is transmitted through sealed, addressed envelopes or boxes by reputable companies.
• Electronic information is transmitted either through a direct line or has identifiers removed or is encrypted.
• External consultants and agencies with access to personal information must enter into privacy agreements with me.
Benjamin Durie (the therapist) maintains professional liability insurance for "MANUAL OSTEOPATHY". I (the patient) acknowledge that the therapist is not a physician and does not diagnose or treat illness or disease or any other physical or mental disorder. I clearly understand that manual osteopathy is not a substitute for a medical examination. It is recommended that I attend my personal physician for any ailments that I may be experiencing. I acknowledge that no assurance or guarantee has been provided to me as to the results of the treatment. The therapist has explained this to me and I assume those risks. I acknowledge and understand that the therapist must be fully aware of my existing medical conditions. I have completed my medical history form as provided by my therapist and disclosed to the therapist all of those medical conditions affecting me. It is my responsibility to keep the therapist updated on my medical history. The information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize my therapist to release or obtain information pertaining to my condition(s) and/or treatment to/from my other caregivers or third party payers.
Your appointment time is reserved for you. Appointment cancellations must be made within 24 hours of appointment time OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE COMPLETE SESSION FEE.