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Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a Federal regulation governing the privacy of protected health information found in medical records and other related documentation. Only specific County programs are covered under this regulation. The County also complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, (HITECH Act), which requires notification to individuals if their unsecured PHI is improperly used or disclosed.