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All content of this Internet site is owned or controlled by Market Street Mission and is protected by worldwide copyright laws. You may download content only for your personal use for non-commercial purposes but no modification or further reproduction of the content is permitted. The content may otherwise not be copied or used in any way.

The owners of this site will use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date and accurate information in this Internet site, but makes no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information provided. The owners of this site shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this Internet site, or from your reliance on any information provided at this Internet site.

This Internet site may provide links or references to other sites but the owners of this site have no responsibility for the content of such other sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content. Any links to other sites are provided as merely a convenience to the users of this Internet site. Please be aware that we do not control other websites and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

The trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and products in this Internet site are protected in the United States and internationally. No use of any of these may be made without the prior, written authorization of the owners of this site, except to identify the products or services of the company.

Any personally identifiable information in electronic communications to this Internet site is governed by our privacy policy.

The sender of any communications to this Internet site or otherwise to the owners of this site shall be responsible for the content and information contained therein, including its truthfulness and accuracy.

Our Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, and disclosure of information that you may provide via this site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this site. This site is intended for use by residents of the United States.

Your Consent

By using this site, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

About Children

This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We will not knowingly collect information from site visitors in this age group. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites.

Active Information Collection

Like many websites, this site actively collects information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by permitting you to communicate directly with us via e-mail and information request forms. Some of the information that you submit may be personally identifiable information.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to other partners or any affiliates or anyone. We do not sell lists.

Access and Correction

To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.


We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Where possible, printable versions of forms are provided that you may use and send to us by fax or postal mail. Moreover, if you should use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

Other Terms

Your use of this site is subject to our legal notice above.


MSM: Record Release Authorization

This privacy policy page describes how medical information about a client is protected and may be used and shared under certain circumstances.  The Market Street Mission (“MSM”) privacy policy is compliant with relevant laws and regulations, including but not limited to the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

The confidentiality of the records maintained by the Market Street Mission of a client to our Life Change Addiction Recovery Program are protected by Federal law and regulations.  Generally, we may not discuss with anyone outside the organization that you are a client, or disclose information identifying you as an alcohol or drug abuser.

Upon intake into the Market Street Mission Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery program each client is asked to sign a Record Release Authorization form granting Market Street Mission and its representative (the Program Administrator) permission to release medical records & health information in its possession to qualified agencies for the general purpose of coordinating care on behalf of the client.  The client is advised the information will provided on an as needed basis as it pertains to the extent or nature of coordinated care on behalf of the client.  Consent is subject to revocation at any time while the client is a resident in the MSM drug and alcohol addiction recovery program.  Further, each client is advised in writing that the confidentiality of the information disclosed is protected by federal law. Federal regulations 42 CFR Part 2 prohibits the further disclosure without written consent of the person to whom it pertains.  Clients are also advised federal rules restrict any use of information to criminally investigate or prosecute any alcohol or drug abuse patient.

MSM is required by law to maintain the privacy of our clients Protected Health Information (“PHI”). As such MSM will provide clients with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to clients PHI. MSM reserves the right to change our privacy policy and practices when consistent with applicable law and our current business processes at any time. Additionally, MSM recognizes the duty to respond to a client’s request concerning their rights in a timely manner. We are committed to maintaining reasonable safeguards for all our clients PHI. If a client authorizes MSM to disclose PHI that authorization can be revoked at any time in writing to prevent future use or disclosure. Revocation will not affect disclosure permitted by a client while authorization was in effect.

The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse client records maintained by MSM is protected by Federal law and regulations. Generally, we will not acknowledge or share information about the purpose of a clients stay to an individual or entity outside the treatment center unless the client consents in writing, the disclosure is allowed by court order or the disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency, or for research, audit, or program evaluation.

Pursuant to Title 42 CFR Part 2, the following describes conditions where disclosure of client PHI may be permitted or required.

  1. Information may be disclosed between or among MSM personnel having a need in the pursuit of their duties that arise out of diagnosis, treatment or referral for treatment of alcohol or drug abuse provided such communication is within our treatment center or across secure private communication platforms under our control (phone, Zoom, etc).
  2. MSM is required to disclose PHI to the US Department of Health and human Services when the Secretary is investigating or determining compliance with HIPAA privacy rules.
  3. MSM may disclose client PHI to business associates that are contracted by MSM to perform services on our behalf. All business associates must agree to protect the privacy of clients PHI and use information only for the purpose for which the business associate was engaged.
  4. MSM may disclose to law enforcement information that is directly related to the commission of a crime on the premises or against MSM personnel or the threat to commit such a crime. We may disclose information required to be reported under state law such as incidents of suspected child abuse and neglect, however we may not disclose the original client records without consent.
  5. MSM may disclose information required by court order provided certain regulatory requirements are met.
  6. MSM may disclose information to medical personnel for the purpose of treating clients in a medical emergency.
  7. MSM may use and disclose client information for research, audit and evaluation activities, provided use of the material is subject to agreed-upon restrictions for disclosure.
  8. MSM may use client information related to cause of death to a public health authority provided they are authorized to receive such information.


Protecting a client’s PHI is an important part of the service MSM provides in the pursuit of drug and alcohol addiction recovery. It is important to MSM that clients understand their rights to access of their PHI and an expectation of non-disclosure of their PHI.

  1. While at MSM a client will have right to adequate notice of the disclosure of their PHI.
  2. A client will have the right to access, review and obtain a copy of their PHI. This right may be restricted in certain limited circumstances as dictated by applicable law. Requests for access to PHI must be made by the client in writing.
  3. Under certain conditions that request may be denied. Client will be informed of the denial in writing and the pathway to appeal the denial within the organization.
  4. If a client believes their PHI is incorrect they may request it be amended. Such request must be in writing and include a reason for the request.
  5. MSM maintains a record of a client’s PHI disclosures and a client may request a copy of their PHI and an accounting of disclosures for up to seven years. Such requests shall be in writing, and not to exceed one request per 12-month period.
  6. Clients have the right to request restrictions on how PHI content is used or disclosed, except in limited circumstances where an emergency warrants circumventing the restriction. The request must be in writing, and if accepted, applies to restrictions moving forward from the approval date.

Client has the right to file a complaint in writing with MSM or with the U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services if they believe their privacy rights have been violated. Complaints to us should be made in writing to the Program Administrator at 9 Market Street, Morristown, NJ 07960. We will not retaliate any client who files a complaint. For questions, requests for information, more information  about our privacy policy or concerns, please contact us: (973) 538-0431.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of this site, please contact us by clicking the “contact page” link, or by calling 973-538-0469.