Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Barry N. Silberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. follows the HIPAA standard. The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes standards to protect the confidentiality of individually identifiable health information maintained or transmitted electronically in connection with certain administrative & financial transactions. The rule sets forth rights for individuals concerning protected health information (PHI) and mandates the obligations of health care providers. PHI is any information in our possession or that we use and disclose that will identify you and relate to your past, current, or future mental and physical health condition and the services that we have provided to you. The compliance date for privacy is April 14, 2003.
We respect the privacy of our patients and only collect, retain, and use information about individual patients when necessary for the provision of our services. We are committed to protecting all patient personal health information, and we will protect all patient data against unauthorized access or release.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule text can be found in Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
- Security and Privacy General Administration, 45 CFR Part 164, Subpart A
- Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information, 45 CFR Part 164, Subpart C
- Notification in the Case of Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information, 45 CFR Part 164, Subpart D
- Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information – 45 CFR Part 164, Subpart E
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