Covered Entities Duties:
West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center is a Covered Entity as defined and regulated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center is required by law to keep the privacy of your protected health information (PHI). We must give you this Notice. It includes our legal duties and privacy practices related to your PHI. We must follow the terms of the current notice. We must let you know if there is a breach of your unsecured PHI.
This Notice describes how we may use and disclose your PHI. It describes your rights to access, change and manage your PHI. It also says how to use rights.
West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center can change this Notice. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Notice effective for your PHI we already have. We can also make it effective for any of your PHI we get in the future. West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center will promptly update and get you this Notice whenever there is a material change to the following stated in the notice:
- The Uses and Disclosures
- Your Rights
- Our Legal Duties
- Other Privacy Practices Stated in the Notice
Updated Notices will be on our website. We will also mail you or email you a copy on request.