Health & Hospital Corporation (HHC) places the highest priority on a patient’s right to privacy. HHC adheres to the requirements outlined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which ensure the privacy and security of an individual’s health information and promotes privacy and trust between patients and their health care providers.

HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a right to be informed of the privacy practices of their health plans and of most of their health care providers, as well as to be informed of their individual rights with respect to their protected health information (PHI).

The Privacy Rule requires us to give you a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices (“the Notice”). This Notice explains our use of your medical or health information. The Privacy Rule also requires us to ask you to sign a form called the Acknowledgment. By signing this form you are confirming that you received a copy of the Notice. You may view HHC’s Notice of Privacy Practices for Use of and Sharing of Protected Health Information and for more information about your privacy rights as a patient. Also available are additional PDF forms that you may use to exercise your rights afforded by HIPAA.

We hope that the Notice of Privacy Practices helps you to understand the ways we use and protect your health information. If you have any questions about this notice or our privacy practices, please send your questions to hipaa@hhcorp.org .