Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Saudhi Parameds is responsible for the drawing and handling of laboratory specimens. Saudhi Parameds does not collect any specimens without a physician order or a request from a laboratory. Saudhi Parameds is not permitted to give any medical advice, treat or diagnose anyone.
Saudhi Parameds handles the delivery of all samples to their proper laboratory. If the specimen has special handling we will package all specimens for pick-up via courier at the patient's home. Under no circumstances will a client be given a sample to handle. Saudhi Parameds is not responsible for any delay of arrival to the laboratory, due to weather conditions or any other problems that may occur once the sample has been delivered or picked up by courier service.
Saudhi Parameds is not responsible for any errors that may occur at the laboratory. Any errors in collection caused by Saudhi Parameds will be corrected by re-drawing at no additional charge. Saudhi Parameds makes every attempt to have contact with the patient's prior to the draw. We do not go out unless we have made verbal contact with the patient the night before or morning of the schedule blood draw.
If we arrive at the appointment for the blood draw and are unable to collect specimen due to circumstances beyond our control (the patient refuses, is not available to be drawn etc.) the patient will remain responsible for the full charge of the draw.
Any errors in collection caused by Saudhi Parameds (drawing the wrong tubes, unable to obtain a satisfactory blood flow to collect the specimen etc) will not incur a charge to the patient or will be redrawn at no additional charge to the patient.
Payments for our services is due on the date of service. Saudhi Parameds does not bill insurance companies; any claims must be submitted by the client. Saudhi Parameds is an independent phlebotomy service. Saudhi Parameds does not have any ties to any laboratories or doctor's offices. Under no circumstances will Saudhi Parameds divulge client's information, personal or other, to any authorized personnel. All client's information is always kept confidential. We are fully HIPPA complaint and respect the privacy of the individuals we serve.
I understand the above terms and conditions.
Notice of Saudhi Parameds (Mobile Services)
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
Saudhi Parameds respects your privacy and understands that your personal health information is sensitive. According the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we cannot disclose your “protected health information” to others unless we have your permission – or unless the law authorizes or requires us to do so. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act also requires us to notify you when the security or privacy of your health information is breached. Depending on the type of breach and how many individuals are affected, this may also involve notifying the media and/or government enforcement agencies, and keeping a log of all breach incidents.
Uses and Disclosures
Treatment: Your health information may be used by staff members or disclosed to other health care professionals for the purpose of evaluating your health, diagnosing medical conditions, and providing treatment. For example, results of laboratory tests and procedures will be available in your medical record to all health professionals who may provide treatment or who may be consulted by staff members.
Payment: Your health information may be used to seek payment from your health plan, from other sources of coverage such as an automobile insurer, or from credit card companies that you may use to pay for services. For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.
Health care operations: Your health information may be used as necessary to support the day-to-day activities and management of Saudhi Parameds. For example, information on the services you received may be used to support budgeting and financial reporting, and activities to evaluate and promote quality.
Law enforcement: Your health information may be disclosed to law enforcement agencies, without your permission, to support government audits and inspections, to facilitate law-enforcement investigations, and to comply with government mandated reporting.
Public health reporting: Your health information may be disclosed to public health agencies as required by law. For example, we are required to report certain communicable diseases to the state’s public health department.
Other uses and disclosures require your authorization: Disclosure of your health information or its use for any purpose other than those listed above requires your specific written authorization. If you change your mind after authorizing a use of disclosure of your information you may submit a written revocation of the authorization. However, your decision to revoke the authorization will not affect or undo any use of disclosure of information that occurred before you notified us of your decision.
Additional Uses of Information
You have certain rights under the federal privacy standards. These rights include:
· The right to request restrictions on the use and disclosure of your protected health information
· The right to receive confidential communications concerning your medical condition and treatment
· The right to inspect and copy your protected health information
· The right to amend or submit corrections to your protected health information
· The right to receive an accounting of how and to whom your protected health information has been disclosed
· The right to receive a printed copy of this notice
Saudhi Parameds Duties
We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with this notice of privacy practices.
We also are required to abide by the privacy policies and practices that are outlined in this notice.
Right to Revise Privacy Practices
As permitted by law, we reserve the right to amend or modify our privacy policies and practices. These changes in our policies and practices may be required by changes in federal and state laws and regulations. Whatever the reason for these revisions, we will provide you with a revised notice on your next office visit. The revised policies and practices will be applied to all protected health information that we maintain.
Requests to Inspect Protected Health Information
As permitted by federal regulation, we require that requests to inspect or copy protected health information be submitted in writing. You may obtain a form to request access to your records by contacting the office. Please make all requests through
Saudhi M. Marquez
If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to:
Ronald C. Smith
Administration and Quality Control Director
407 Lake Howell Rd Suite 1039
Maitland, Fl 32751
If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you should call the matter to our attention by sending a letter describing the cause of your concern to the same address. You will not be penalized or otherwise retaliated against for filing a complaint.
Effective Date on or after January 2014