The "HIPAA" (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information establish a set of national standards for the protection of protected health information ("PHI"). The HITECH Act of 2009 bolstered these standards. We have implemented a HIPPA/HITECH compliant privacy program that includes appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, within our Regulatory Compliance Plan, to monitor and maintain protected health information confidentiality according to the regulatory standards, throughout Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC.
It is Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC's policy not to use or disclose PHI, except as permitted by the HIPAA Privacy Regulations and applicable state laws and regulations. Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC. will reasonably safeguard PHI to limit incidental uses or disclosures made pursuant to an otherwise permitted or required use or disclosure and from any intentional or unintentional use or disclosure that is in violation of the HIPAA and HITECH Acts.
It is Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC's policy to mitigate, to the extent practicable, any harmful effect that is known to us, due to use or disclosure of PHI by us or one of our business associates in violation of our policies and procedures and the relevant statutes. Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC. will apply appropriate sanctions against employees and business associates who fail to comply with our policies and procedures and the relevant statutes for the protection of PHI and the privacy of individuals.
Cascade Sleep Supply, LLC. patients frequently require us to make contact with third parties related to their therapy. This contact may be with your physician or with a family member. In order for us to request your health records or talk with anyone about your health information we require your written consent.