Harpur’s Ferry Student Volunteer Ambulance Service is required by law and is dedicated to maintaining the confidentiality of your medical health records. This information is known as Protected Health Information (PHI).
Harpur’s Ferry does not disclose your information without your direct permission. Patient Care Reports, the documentation completed regarding the care rendered, are only released under subpoena or written request by the patient or the patient’s legal guardian.
University Police and Resident Assistants are often present prior to Harpur’s Ferry due to various circumstances. Patients are under no obligation to provide their personal health information. UPD often responds strictly to ensure crew safety, and RAs often are solely interested in facilitating your recovery upon your return from the hospital.
HIPAA regulations apply to medical personnel on the crew. Harpur’s Ferry does not, however, have control over the actions of other agencies, parties, or bystanders. Harpur’s Ferry providers make every effort to mitigate privacy concerns on scene to respect patient dignity.