NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN ACCESS THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
CPAP Warehouse is required by law to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of your protected health information and to provide our customers with notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your protected health information.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR HEALTH CARE INFORMATION
We may disclose your health information to your insurance provider for the purpose of payment of health care operations.
We may disclose your health information to notify or assist in notifying a family member or another person responsible for your care about your medical condition or in the event of an emergency or of your death.
As required by law, we may disclose your health information to public health authorities for purposes related to: preventing or controlling disease; injury or disability; reporting child abuse or neglect; reporting domestic violence; reporting to the Food and Drug Administration problems with products and reactions to medications; and reporting disease or infection exposure.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings
We may disclose your health information in the course of any administrative or judicial proceeding.
Specialized Government Agencies
We may disclose your health information for military, national security, prisoner, and government benefits purposes.
Change of Ownership
In the event that CPAPWarehouse, Inc. is sold or merged with another organization, your health information/record will become the property of the new owner.
Your Health Information Rights
You have the right to request restrictions on certain uses and disclosures of your health information. Please be advised, however, that CPAP Warehouse is not required to agree to the restriction that you request.
You have the right to have your health information received or communicated through an alternative method or sent to an alternative location other than the usual method of communication or delivery upon your request.
You have the right to inspect and copy your health information.
You have a right to request that CPAP Warehouse amend your protected health information. Please be advised, however, that CPAP Warehouse is not required to agree to amend your protected health information. If your request to amend your health information has been denied, you will be provided with an explanation of our denial reason(s) and information about how you can disagree with the denial.
You have a right to receive an accounting of disclosures of your protected health information made by CPAP Warehouse.
You have a right to a paper copy of this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time upon request.
CPAP Warehouse, Inc. will not sell or disclose your email address and will be used for the sole purpose of communicating with you regarding information about your PAP equipment, supplies, and any other business related directly with CPAP Warehouse, Inc.
Right to be Notified of a Breach
You have the right to be notified in the event that our business (or a Business Associate of ours) discovers a breach of unsecured protected health information.
Changes to this Notice of Privacy Practices
CPAP Warehouse reserves the right to amend this Notice of Privacy Practices at any time in the future and will make the new provisions effective for all information that it maintains. Until such amendment is made, CPAP Warehouse is required by law to comply with this Notice.
CPAP Warehouse is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information and to provide you with notice of its legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your health information. If you have questions about any part of this Notice or if you want more information about your privacy rights, please contact the office at 630-994-CPAP (2727).
Complaints about your privacy rights or how CPAP Warehouse has handled your health information should be directed to our office by calling 630-994-CPAP (2727). You may also make an appointment for a personal conference in person or by telephone within two working days.
If you are not satisfied with the manner in which this office handles your complaint, you may submit a formal complaint to:
DHHS, Office of Civil Rights
200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Room 509F HHH Building
Washington, DC 20201