HIPAA Privacy Practices
Notices and Forms
The federal Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act (HIPAA)
requires most health plans and health care providers to issue a Notice
of Privacy Practices to the people they serve. Wisconsin statute
contains additional guidance for health care providers regarding the
uses and disclosures of protected health information.
Provider's Responsibilities in Patient Rights for HIPAA
Wisconsin Act 238 (Wis. Stat. 146.816(4)), enacted on April 9, 2014, directed the Department
of Health Services to create and make available information for health care
providers and health care facilities that explains health information
privacy rights in commonly understood language.
Provider's Responsibilities in Patient Rights for HIPAA describes
the rights that patients have under the Privacy Rule that health care
providers are required to honor.
Notice of Privacy Practices for Individuals Receiving Care
DHS has issued a Notice of Privacy Practices for several program
areas. The notice describes how
individual health information is used and disclosed. It also describes
rights individuals have such as accessing or requesting changes to their
health records, or receiving an accounting of where their information
has been disclosed. For more information about the content in the notice,
contact the individual or office listed in each notice.
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July 29, 2014