What is HIPAA?
The Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a federal law that created a set of national standards to appropriately balance the privacy and disclosure of patients’ medical records and personal information .These safeguards help assure the necessary confidentiality and accessibility that is needed to provide care. For more information regarding HIPAA, visit the Dept. of Health and Human Services website:
Preventive Measures | Notice of Privacy Practices
When you begin services with Preventive Measures, clients and family are provided with a Notice of Privacy Practices. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
For example, you have the right to:
Get a copy of your paperwork or electronic medical record
Correct your paper or electronic medical record
Request confidential communication
Ask us to limit the information we share
Get a list of the information we share
Get a list of those with whom we’ve shared your information
Get a copy of this privacy notice
Choose someone to act for you
File a complaint if you believe your privacy rights have been violated