I acknowledge that I am about to use the Kennedy Krieger Institute (henceforth, "Kennedy Krieger" or "the Institute") Web Portal Military Family Interactive Network (“MFIN”). By doing so, I will enter private and confidential information, including Protected Health Information, which is protected under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and the Privacy Rule and the Security Rule, including as amended by the applicable provisions of the HITECH Act and the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule. The Privacy Policy specific to this MFIN website is provided at the bottom of each MFIN page.

As a Covered Entity, Kennedy Krieger is committed to compliance with the requirements of HIPAA. In addition, and without waiving any obligation of the Institute under HIPAA, I understand and agree to the following:

  • Kennedy Krieger makes every effort to maximize the security and privacy of my information. The technology used by the Institute is encrypted to prevent unauthorized access. Despite the Institute's efforts to protect the privacy of patient information, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information. As required by HIPAA, you will be notified of any such breach and you hereby consent to receiving such notice via email at the address used by you for MFIN communications.
  • There are risks associated with any electronic communications between physically separate locations.
  • Video, audio and/or photo recordings may be taken to aid in documenting the progress of my consultation.

Email and Internet Authorization: The materials in e-mail and internet communication may contain private and confidential information as well as Protected Health Information. Please note that Kennedy Krieger cannot guarantee that such communication will be confidential or secure. My use of MFIN constitutes my acknowledgement and assumption of these confidentiality and security risks and limitations. By providing my email and using this site, I consent to these forms of communication with the Institute and its professional staff.