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