HIPAA – Privacy Notice under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act:
The HIPAA Privacy Rule, effective April 14, 2003, established national standards to guard the privacy of a patient’s protected health information. IABAS FOR FAMILIES will collect certain confidential information regarding the client, the family, and the clinical services provided on behalf of the client. This information will be kept private. The confidential information will be shared with the service provider with whom we have a contractual relationship on behalf of the client.
The HIPAA Security Rule, effective April 20, 2005, requires that our employees adhere to controls and safeguards to:
(1) ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of confidential information; and
(2) detect and prevent reasonably anticipated errors and threats due to malicious or criminal actions, system failure, natural disasters and employee or user error. Such events could result in damage to or loss of personal information, corruption, or loss of data integrity, interruption of agency activities, or compromise to the privacy of agency clients, employees, and their records.
If you have questions regarding the agency’s HIPAA compliance practices, please contact the Chief Operating Officer/HIPAA Officer of IABAS FOR FAMILIES.
You may file a complaint if you believe that the agency is not complying with applicable HIPAA requirements. All complaints must be in writing. Please identify the entity or individual that is the subject of the complaint and describe the activities believed to be in violation of the HIPAA rule. The complaint must be filed within 180 days of the activity.
Mail complaints to:
Chief Operating Officer
IABAS FOR FAMILIES
Suite 201, 770 A Street, Hayward, CA 94541