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Office of Administrative Counsel & Rules

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

What is HIPAA?

The Title II provisions of HIPAA, known as the Administrative Simplification regulations, mandate:

  • National privacy standards for the creation, use, disclosure, and retention of patient identifiable health information; and
  • Data security and integrity requirements for the maintenance and transmission of patient information.

For more HIPAA details, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website.

Non-ADHS HIPAA Complaints

ADHS is not authorized to provide individual information regarding HIPAA complaints or concerns that do not relate to ADHS activities or activities of an ADHS business associate (an entity that has a business associate agreement with an ADHS covered component). ADHS HIPAA cannot give legal advice. For HIPAA complaints and concerns that do not pertain to doctors, hospitals, or health care providers related to ADHS or ADHS business associates, please contact the doctor, hospital, or health care provider and/or the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

***This webpage and the material contained herein are provided as a public service for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal advice or opinion; and, unless expressly noted, does not reflect official ADHS policy.