HIPAA & Patient Rights

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 mandated changes in federal regulations governing the provision of health benefits, delivery and payment of health care services and security and confidentiality of patient health information. The federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the implementation of these regulations, including rules regarding patient privacy that were effective April 14, 2003.

For information about your rights and the obligations we have regarding the use and disclosure of your medical information, please refer to the following:

More information on HIPAA is available on the California HealthCare Foundation Web site.

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