Effective May 1, 2009, the Federal Trade Commission required all physicians' office to check picture ID's for all parents/guardians prior to receiving medical services. In addition, when using a debit/credit card during the checkout process, an ID will be required again. The ID of the person presenting the card must
match the name on the debit/credit card; otherwise we will be unable to process the transaction.
Additionally, please update our paperwork when allowing anyone, other than the parent(s) or legal guardians, to bring your child in for medical services. Their ID's must match the name(s) on our files; otherwise the visit cannot take place.
Thank you for understanding this process and our effort to comply with this, and all, HIPAA rulings.