HIPAA PRIVACY REGULATION
Federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt new rules to protect patient privacy.
Notification is therefore given that the office of West Coast Urology will not reveal to any person information about you or about a family member (i.e. name, address, Social Security number as well as other health information) without your permission. Your information will never be sold, or listed for the purpose of advertisement solicitation or fund raising.
It is however understood, that within the realm of doing business and for general patient care purposes, your personal information will be necessary and used in the context of your patient care including, but not limited to,
- Patient registration
- Procurement of medical records from former physicians
- Converse with colleagues for opinions/care
- Insurance: verifications, billing, paper and wire (including e-mail & fax transmissions)
- Insurance company follow-up or interaction with billing services relating to patient care
- Pursuit of collections for unpaid bills
- Hospital workers, nurses, aids and medical records departments
- Emergency officials, Paramedic, Fire personnel, Emergency room physicians, nurses or technicians
- Designated personal religious representatives
- Our office staff
- Pharmacists, drug program personnel/workers
- Completion of disability forms
- Computer and electronically stored information, i.e., related business vendor and service personnel
This constitutes an abridged version of our HIPPA Privacy Regulation Policy. To see our full policy please ask for a copy from our front office reception staff.
West Coast Urology, our Medical Directors provide information on this Web site as a community service to users of the World Wide Web.
The content of this Web site is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice.
Do not use the information on this Web site for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
The information contained on this Web site, copy, graphics, logos, icons and images are the property of West Coast Urology and may not be copied, altered, stored or otherwise used in whole or part without the express consent of West Coast Urology, Inc.
BBB Privacy Notice
Effective Date: DECEMBER 29, 2014
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.advancedvasectomy.com. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
- What information we collect;
- With whom it is shared;
- How it can be corrected;
- How it is secured;
- How policy changes will be communicated; and
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you if necessary, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order, pharmacy, lab or radiologic request and/or a medical insurance company information, etc.
Your Access to and Control Over Information – You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us by asking us to remove your email address and declining email on our consent form. You can do so via the Contact Us Form on this site or by phoning us at 888.735.4336 provided on our website. You may:
- See what demographic data we have about you
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete certain demographic data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. Please remember that sensitive information should only be transmitted in person or through our patient portal.
We use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g, billing or patient services) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Notification of Changes
Whenever material changes are made to the privacy notice we will post them on our website.
Other Provisions as Required by Law – Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special notice of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which is frequently amended and now includes a disclosure requirement for “Do Not Track” signals.