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CONSUMER PROTECTION & PRIVACY POLICY

Histogenetics complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Histogenetics has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Histogenetics’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Histogenetics cooperates and complies with the EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) to investigate unresolved complaints.

Results of tests to be reported only to physicians or other authorized persons. No person shall report the result of any test, examination or analysis of a specimen submitted for evidence of human disease or medical condition except to a physician, his agent, or other person authorized by law to employ the results thereof in the conduct of his practice or in the fulfillment of his official duties. Reports shall not be issued to the patients concerned except with the written consent of the physician or other authorized person, except that information concerning blood type and Rh type factor may be provided in writing to the individual whose blood was testing without the consent of the individual’s physician.

  • All test reports or records of the information on the test reports shall be maintained in the computer file that permits ready identification and timely accessibility.
  • When errors in any reported test results are detected, the client shall be notified and shall the corrected reports shall be issued promptly to the authorized person.
  • All reports shall be electronically copied and maintained in the patient database.

Training Attestation and Confidential Agreement

Employee will hold the Confidential Information received from HISTOGENETICS.LLC in strict confidence and shall exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent disclosure to others. Each new employee will be presented with a Training Attestation and Confidentiality Agreement to sign and be witnessed upon employment. Prior to sign this document, each employee will be trained and educated regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPPAA”) both verbally and in writing.