Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The purpose of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is to prevent inappropriate use and disclosure of individual’s health information. It is more stringent than the Privacy Act and limits what information can be shared with non-medical personnel. As a patient, you have the right to expect medical and dental records will be maintained as confidential and that access to medical information will be limited to those legitimately involved in the care being provided or those otherwise authorized access to medical information. If you feel your Protected Health Information, or someone else’s has been accessed inappropriately, please contact the HIPAA Privacy Officer.
COVID-19 message to patients: No impact.