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MyChart Terms and Conditions of Use and Authorization for Release of Information Agreement

Garnet Health, Inc., including its affiliates Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, P.C., and Garnet Health Urgent Care, P.C. (collectively “Garnet Health”) are pleased to offer you access to your medical information via a Web-Based version of our computer system called MyChart. To request an account, read and complete this form, indicating you have read, understand and agree to these Terms & Conditions of Use and that you authorize the release of information via MyChart. These Terms & Conditions outline our practices and our sensitivity to your right to privacy. Garnet Health do not guarantee that you will be able to access MyChart, its availability, or content completeness or accuracy, and reserves the right to revoke MyChart access at any time for any reason.

Authorization for Release of Information Via MyChart

By accessing or using Garnet Health's MyChart, I agree to be bound by the terms and the conditions of this Agreement and Authorization and request that medical information regarding my care and treatment at Garnet Health be released to me and through online access to MyChart. This authorization will remain valid unless/until it is revoked.

I understand that this authorization may cover disclosure of information relating to ALCOHOL or DRUG ABUSE, GENETIC TESTING, PSYCHIATRIC CARE and /or CONFIDENTIAL HIV RELATED INFORMATION. In the event the medical information described below includes any of these types of information, I specifically authorize release of such information via MyChart. I also understand that I have the right to cancel this release of information through MyChart at any time.

I understand that I have a right to request a list of people who may receive or use my HIV related information without authorization. If I experience discrimination because of the release or disclosure of HIV related information, I may contact the New York State Division of Human Rights at (212) 480-2493 which is responsible for protecting my rights.

Response to Electronic Communication

Emergency situations requiring immediate attention should not be submitted electronically. Garnet Health will try to provide responses to electronic inquiries. However, delays may occur based upon message volume, availability of staff, or technology disruptions. Therefore, Garnet Health cannot guarantee that messages will be responded to, so you should allow three (3) business days for a response. We are only able to respond to patient communications based on the information provided by the patient. If there is insufficient information provided, we will be unable to provide a reliable or accurate response.

Web Site Links

Mychart may offer links to related medical Web sites not managed by Garnet Health. These Web site link(s) are for a patient's informational purposes only. Garnet Health does not endorse and has not verified the accuracy of the information in/on these Web sites, and the patient should not rely on any of the information found on the Web sites for purposes of treatment or diagnosis.

E-mail Privacy

Patients who are users of MyChart should be aware that they will be notified via e-mail when there is new information to be viewed in Mychart. This means that any person with access to a patient's e-mail will be able to see this notification. This could include members of your family or anyone else that can access your e-mail account. Although no private medical information will be sent, the notification that new medical information is available by accessing MyChart may be information that a patient would not want others to know. Thus, patients should take this into account when providing an e-mail address or using Mychart.


User names and passwords provide two layers of authentication and are stored in an encrypted database that is isolated from the internet. As an Garnet Health MyChart user, your role in maintaining the security of your personal information is to change your password on a regular basis and to keep your MyChart Username and Password confidential. This is part of your MyChart Terms and Conditions of Use and Authorization contained in this document.

This Website uses encryption software, and Garnet Health has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect your medical information. When using Garnet Health's MyChart, information will be transmitted over the internet medium that is beyond the control of Garnet Health and its contractors. You are responsible for ensuring that the computer system(s) you use to access MyChart have the appropriate security controls enabled.

Mobile Device Platform

In addition to viewing MyChart from your computer or laptop, you can also access MyChart via a mobile device such as an iPhone or Droid. If you elect to view MyChart via a mobile device, your use via a mobile device or any other means is subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement and Authorization.

Medical Record Data

As we provide your health care, we are required to maintain documentation of your medical history, current conditions, treatment plan and all treatments given, including results of all tests, procedures and therapies. NOT ALL of your Hospital medical record may appear on your MyChart. Posting of information is at the discretion of your individual health care provider(s) and Hospital.

Information Does Not Constitute Medical Advice

Garnet Health assumes no responsibility for how you use the information you obtain from this Website. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider regarding your own condition and how this Website content may or may not apply to you. You may be accessing your own medical information via the MyChart application and may wish to communicate with one of your health care providers about that or related information. Neither MyChart nor any other application available through this Website is a substitute for appropriate and timely contact with your health care provider. This Website is not a substitute for consultation with your health care provider. You should never change or stop any course of treatment prescribed by your health care provider without first consulting him or her.

Minor Eligibility

An individual must be age 18 or older to request a MyChart account. Parents or guardians of minor children may request access to the minor child's account by following the terms outlined in the "Third Party Access" section of these Terms and Conditions.

Third Party Access

Individuals age 18 or older may request third party access to another individual's MyChart account by completing the Third Party Access portion of the MyChart Consent Form and submitting it to Garnet Health. Such access will only be granted to parties who have a legal right to the account holder's medical information or have obtained that person's written authorization. Only ONE person will be granted third party access to a MyChart account. Garnet Health reserves the right to revoke third party access at any time, for any reason.

Proxy MyChart Access

If you are accessing someone else's MyChart information (proxy access), you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions above and agree to comply with the following requirement: There is the possibility that the information disclosed to you via MyChart may include confidential HIV information protected by State law. State law prohibits you from making any further disclosure of HIV information without the specific written consent of the person to whom it pertains, or as otherwise permitted by law. Any unauthorized further disclosure in violation of State law may result in a fine or jail sentence or both. A general authorization for the disclosure of medical or other information is NOT sufficient authorization for further disclosure.

Use of Third-Party Services

You may choose to use other services provided by third parties in conjunction with your use of MyChart. Such services may include, but are not limited to, translation services, location services, and other third-party offerings. Any links to such services are provided for your convenience only. Neither Epic nor Garnet Health have control over the contents of these services, and neither Epic nor Garnet Health accept any responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Such services may require you to submit your information to a third party, which may result in a copy of your information be used and/or stored by a third party. If you decide to access any such services in conjunction with your use of MyChart, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such services.