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    Your Right to Privacy

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a set of federal rules designed to protect the privacy of individual health information.

    The rules govern how and when health care providers, including doctors and hospitals, may share information about patients with others. The rules also give patients rights to review and, in some situations, change their medical records.

    HIPAA requires that all medical care providers give each patient a Notice of Privacy Practices (Spanish) and obtain the patient’s signature documenting that he/she has received the notice.

    For questions related to copies of medical records, call the Release of Information Specialists in the Health Information Management Department at (650) 696-5359.
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