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Patient Rights and Privacy

We consider you a partner in your hospital care. When you are well informed, participate in treatment decisions, and communicate openly with your doctor and other health professionals, you help make your care as effective as possible.

For information about patient rights and responsibilities, read the document below:

Torrance Memorial also respects your right to privacy, prioritizing the safeguard of your personal health information. The Notice of Privacy Practices below describes how Torrance Memorial protects your confidential medical information:

HIPAA Forms

  • HIPAA Form #17 - Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • HIPAA Form #8 - Request to Amend PHI
  • HIPAA Form #6 - Request for Special Restriction on The Use or Disclosure of PHI
  • HIPAA Form #5 - Request for Restriction on the Manner of Confidential Communication
  • HIPAA Form #3 - Request for An Accounting of Disclosures
  • HIPAA Form #2 - Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Privacy Practice

If you have any questions about the Notice of Privacy Practice, please contact

Privacy Officer
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA. 90505
310-325-9110
privacy.officer@tmmc.com

Addressing Your Concerns

If you have any concerns while a patient, there are numerous resources to assist you.

Grievances and Complaints

You have the right to voice or submit a written complaint concerning the quality of care, treatments received or discontinued, or your ability to exercise your rights as a patient. You may contact Administration at 310-517-4612 or file a grievance in writing to:

Administration
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505

Privacy Complaints

If you believe your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the hospital or with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. To file a complaint with the hospital, contact our Privacy Officer, 310-517-4721. All complaints must be submitted in writing and may be emailed to privacy.officer@tmmc.com.