At the Michigan College of Optometry, we are taking an active role in complying with HIPAA. HIPAA calls for controlling protected health information of patients. In order to comply with HIPAA s Privacy Rule, it is the policy of MCO to obtain a signed patient authorization before disclosure of protected health information, except in those circumstances in which HIPAA does not require such an authorization.
It is a policy of MCO to provide every patient with MCO's Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF )