HIPAA for Members


Most of us believe that our medical and other health information is private and should be protected, and we want to know who has this information. The Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals' protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. The Security Rule is a Federal law that requires security for health information in electronic form. 

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    The DHCFP’s Notice of Privacy Practices tells you how we at the DHCFP will use, share, and protect your health information and what your privacy rights are. It is available in English and Spanish. (Link to each language version provided in the General Information Links section at right)

      How to file a Complaint

      The federal Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights enforces HIPAA regulations. Each entity covered by HIPAA regulations appoints a Privacy Officer who intakes and reviews complaints.   

      If you believe a provider or other entity has violated your health privacy rights, you can either file a complaint with that entity’s Privacy Officer, or with the Office for Civil Rights . The DHCFP cannot help you with a complaint against a provider or insurance company.  

      If you think your privacy rights have been violated by the DHCFP or one of its contractors, you can use the DHCFP Complaint Form to file a complaint with us or File a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights. 

        Last Edited: 2/2/2016