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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides higher levels of security and
confidentiality for citizens’ protected health information. This federal law affects the individuals who receive SMRC
services and each employee of the agency.
Prepared in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, South Mississippi Regional Center’s Notice of
Privacy Practices illustrates the use or disclosure of health information, circumstances under which SMRC is permitted or
required to use or disclose health information without consent or authorization, when SMRC may not use or disclose
health information, and consumer rights concerning disclosure of health information.
Effective April 2005, SMRC ensured ongoing compliance of the HIPAA security standards, as outlined by HHS and the
Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The security standard has four core requirements:
•ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic protected health information SMRC creates,
receives, maintains, or transmits;
•protect against any reasonable anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information;
•protect against any reasonably anticipated uses or disclosures of such information that are not permitted or required
under the privacy regulations; and
•ensure compliance by its employees.
While federal HIPAA compliance activities have been complex, SMRC remains committed to providing quality care of
individuals with intellectual disability and other development disabilities through an integrated service delivery system
involving community-based and residential treatment programs.
For more information about HIPAA, feel free to contact SMRC’s Risk Management.
The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
provides higher levels of security
and confidentiality for citizens’
protected health information. This
federal law affects the individuals
who receive SMRC services and
each employee of the agency.
Prepared in conjunction with the
Mississippi Department of Mental
Health, South Mississippi Regional
Center’s Notice of Privacy Practices
illustrates the use or disclosure of
health information, circumstances
under which SMRC is permitted or
required to use or disclose health
information without consent or
authorization, when SMRC may not
use or disclose health information,
and consumer rights concerning
disclosure of health information.
Effective April 2005, SMRC ensured
ongoing compliance of the HIPAA
security standards, as outlined by
HHS and the Mississippi Department
of Mental Health. The security
standard has four core
requirements:
•ensure the confidentiality, integrity
and availability of all electronic
protected health information SMRC
creates, receives, maintains, or
transmits;
•protect against any reasonable
anticipated threats or hazards to the
security or integrity of such
information;
•protect against any reasonably
anticipated uses or disclosures of
such information that are not
permitted or required under the
privacy regulations; and
•ensure compliance by its
employees.
While federal HIPAA compliance
activities have been complex, SMRC
remains committed to providing
quality care of individuals with
intellectual disability and other
development disabilities through an
integrated service delivery system
involving community-based and
residential treatment programs.
For more information about HIPAA,
feel free to contact SMRC’s Risk
Management.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
provides higher levels of security and confidentiality for citizens’ protected
health information. This federal law affects the individuals who receive SMRC
services and each employee of the agency.
Prepared in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health,
South Mississippi Regional Center’s Notice of Privacy Practices illustrates the
use or disclosure of health information, circumstances under which SMRC is
permitted or required to use or disclose health information without consent
or authorization, when SMRC may not use or disclose health information, and
consumer rights concerning disclosure of health information.
Effective April 2005, SMRC ensured ongoing compliance of the HIPAA security
standards, as outlined by HHS and the Mississippi Department of Mental
Health. The security standard has four core requirements:
•ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all electronic
protected health information SMRC creates, receives, maintains, or
transmits;
•protect against any reasonable anticipated threats or hazards to the security
or integrity of such information;
•protect against any reasonably anticipated uses or disclosures of such
information that are not permitted or required under the privacy regulations;
and
•ensure compliance by its employees.
While federal HIPAA compliance activities have been complex, SMRC remains
committed to providing quality care of individuals with intellectual disability
and other development disabilities through an integrated service delivery
system involving community-based and residential treatment programs.
For more information about HIPAA, feel free to contact SMRC’s Risk
Management.
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