HMIS STATEMENT OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.
PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
IHCDA’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS):
When you request services from this agency, we will enter information about you and your family into the Homeless Management Information System, a computer database commonly referred to as “HMIS”. This HMIS is administered by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (“IHCDA”). The HMIS is used by many agencies throughout the State of Indiana that provide services to persons and families in need. The information collected in the HMIS will help us reduce duplicate intakes, document the need for services, and generate reports such as the number of persons who are homeless in Indiana.
How your information in the HMIS may be used or disclosed:
Unless restricted by other laws, your information will be used: (1) to provide individual case management, services, and/or treatment to you at this agency and other agencies that use the HMIS; (2) for statistical purposes, such as determining the number of persons that are homeless; (3) to track individual program-level outcomes; (4) to identify unfilled service needs and plan for the provision of new services; (5) to obtain payment for services provided to you; (6) for quality assessment, training, evaluation, legal and business planning, and other health care operations; (7) to allocate resources among agencies engaged in the provision of services; and (8) other uses allowed by law.
The information about you can also be used by or disclosed to the following:
consent at any time in writing, except if the agency has already released information as a result of your consent.
Your rights regarding your information in the HMIS:
Agency Name: InnerMisson Claude Street Shelter