In April 2003, a new federal privacy rule – called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) – went into effect. HIPAA provides protection for health information, whether it is written, oral or electronic. All members of the Community Health Association of Richmond and West Stockbridge must follow HIPAA.
CHA Notice of Privacy Practices
CHA is following national standard rules for the protection of your health information. Upon admission to services, CHA is required to provide you with a notice of our privacy practices and have you sign a form indicating that you have received the notice. The following information will tell you in detail how CHA may use and disclose medical information about you and describe your rights as a patient to access your medical information. We do this to protect and guard against the misuse of your protected health information.