Privacy notice / HIPAA
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You probably have heard many different things about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, which took effect on April 14, 2003. The HIPAA Privacy legislation was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1996. Congress asked the Department of Health and Human Services to create regulations for protecting patients’ privacy as part of HIPAA. The Privacy Rule is the first-ever set of federal standards that protect patients’ medical records and other health information.
We understand that medical information about you and your health is personal, and we are committed to protecting medical information about you. We are required by law to make sure that your Protected Health Information (PHI) is kept private and to give you a notice about our legal duties and privacy practices.
When you register or are admitted at one of Community Health Network’s facilities, you will receive a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices (Privacy Notice). You will be asked to read the notice and sign an acknowledgement form stating that you received our privacy notice.
If you believe that your rights to the privacy of your health information have been violated or for more information, please contact us.