Notice of Privacy Practices
THIS IS HOW WE MAY USE OR DISCLOSE AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION.
Effective April 24, 2003, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA went into effect. HIPAA requires us to maintain the privacy of your personal health information and to provide you with notice of our legal duties and privacy policies with respect to your personal health information. Your personal health information that is protected by law broadly includes any information, oral, written or recorded, that is created or received by us. The law specifically protects your name, address, social security number, etc. that could be used to identify you.
Generally, we may not use or disclose your information without your permission and then only as you have directed. Without your consent, we may use or disclose your personal health information in order to provide you with services and the treatment you require or request, to collect payments and to conduct other related healthcare activities. Also, we are permitted to disclose your personal health information within and among our workforce in order to accomplish these same purposes. However, even with your permission, we are still required to limit such uses or disclosures.
You have the right to limit certain of our uses of your information such as disclosures to family members, relatives, close friends and public or private organizations assisting in disaster relief efforts.
You have the right to request to receive confidential communications of your personal health information.
You have the right to inspect and copy your personal health information. We may provide you with a summary of the personal health information requested or may provide an explanation of the information.
You have the right to correct erroneous records in your personal health information.
You have the right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your personal health information.
You have the right to file a complaint with us and others if you believe that your privacy rights have been violated.
If you have any questions or wish to exercise any of your rights, please contact us in writing at:
eSnore & Sleep, LLC
DBA Local CPAP
Toll Free 404-220-7635