Before we collect any personally identifiable information, we will provide an explanation for the possible use of your data. The information you supply will be used by Bay State Medical Equip. to respond to your inquiries, supply you with requested information on Bay State Medical Equip. products and services, or track orders you place with Bay State Medical Equip. Authorized third parties may be utilized by Bay State Medical Equip. to collect, track and process such information. If you have submitted personal information to Bay State Medical Equip. electronically and would like it removed or modified, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
CHILDREN AND PARENTS
Bay State Medical Equip. does not intend to collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13 without permission of the child's parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 13 should submit personally identifiable information to Bay State Medical Equip. only with the explicit permission of their parent or legal guardian. Where appropriate, Bay State Medical Equip. will instruct children not to submit personal information. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed, you may do so as indicated above and Bay State Medical Equip. will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES POLICY
Bay State Medical Equip. will provide you with a copy of your Bill of Rights and shall honor those rights. We understand that the formulation of Advance Directives and/or Living Wills is part of your rights as a patient. Our staff will not assist you in the formulation of Advance Directives; we advise you to contact your physician, attorney, and/or clergy to assist in the formulation of such directives. The staff of Bay State Medical Equip. will honor those Advance Directives that have been directed to us by you, to the best of our ability. If we are asked to withdraw (pick up) the medical equipment that may be considered life sustaining, we will do so only with written direction from the physician that is implementing your written Advanced Directive; and only after a family member or the physician has turned off the equipment and removed it from the patient. We hope that you understand this policy and should you have any questions please call our professional staff to discuss your concerns. In an emergency situation where medical assistance is required, employees of Bay State Medical Equip. will call 911 and wait for emergency medical assistance to arrive. If Bay State Medical Equip. has been informed by the patient that an Advance Directive has been made by the patient indicating a wish not to be resuscitated, Bay State Medical Equip. employee will inform the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), to the best of the employee’s knowledge, an Advance Directive Exist. It is the patient’s or the caregiver’s responsibility to make the Advance Directive document readily available.