Confidentiality

GERMS is bound by the privacy clause of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), meaning it is illegal for GERMS or any GERMS EMT to release actually or potentially identifying information about our patients to anyone besides hospital staff. If you believe your privacy has been breached, or if you have any other privacy concerns, please reach out to the GERMS Captian (Privacy Officer) at captain@georgetownems.org.