Privacy / HIPAA

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.

If you have any questions, contact Shawnita Watts, EMT-P, HIPAA Compliance Officer, by email, by phone at 281-470–0060 or visit:
La Porte EMS Headquarters
10428 Spencer
La Porte, TX 77571

Purpose of this Notice
The City of La Porte EMS is required by law to maintain the privacy of certain confidential health care information, known as Protected Health Information (PHI), and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI. This Notice describes your legal rights, advises you of our privacy practices, and lets you know how the City of La Porte EMS is permitted to use and disclose PHI about you.

The City of La Porte EMS is also required to abide by the terms of the version of this Notice currently in effect. In most situations we may use this information as described in this Notice without your permission, but there are some situations where we may use it only after we obtain your written permission, if we are required by law to do so.
  1. Other Services
  2. Use Without Authorization
  3. Uses & Disclosure
  4. Patient Rights
Information on Other Services
We may also contact you to provide you with other information about services we provide or other health-related benefits and services that may be of interest to you.