About the Tobacco Quitline
 
The Tobacco Quitline, operated by National Jewish Health®, is a service developed to assist individuals to reduce and/or discontinue the use of tobacco.  The program provides individuals with assistance and support during their tobacco quit attempt.
 
Applicability of National Jewish Health Notice of Privacy Practices
 
The National Jewish Health® Notice of Privacy Practices (“the Notice”) applies to all patients or participants who receive services or care in any form from the institution.  While the Notice does apply to the Tobacco Quitline, National Jewish Health® recognizes that some components do not directly impact the program due to its structure, functions and the manner in which services are provided to program participants.  That may include, but is not limited to, provisions related to payment, worker’s compensation and certain aspects of disclosure of your protected health information to government authorities and third parties.  Additionally, the notice may cover aspects of care that the Tobacco Quitline does not provide, including, but not limited to, mental and behavioral health, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, HIV/AIDS, and treatment of minors. 
 
Application of Participant Rights
All rights explained to you in the National Jewish Health Notice of Privacy Practices apply to your status as a participant in the Tobacco Quitline program – to the extent that the Notice impacts the services you receive.
 
Opt-Out Provision
As explained in the Notice, you have the right to opt-out of the use of your information for certain institutional functions.  The manner in which you can opt-out is explained in the Notice.
 
Obligation of National Jewish Health®
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that we provide a full Notice of Privacy Practices to you.  The notice may change from time to time.  As described in the Notice, we must also notify you of any confirmed or potential breach or unauthorized disclosure of your protected health information.
 
For More Information
If you have additional questions regarding the Notice of Privacy Practices, you may contact the National Jewish Health Privacy Officer by one of the following methods:
 
U.S. Mail:
 
Alicia Christensen
Privacy Officer
National Jewish Health
1400 Jackson St, M209
Denver, Colorado 80206
 
Phone:
 
(303) 398-1855
 
E-mail:
 
Compliance@njhealth.org