Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The privacy and security of a patient’s personal medical record, including any information which in any way identifies the individual about whom it is related, is addressed in both state and federal laws and regulations, most notably the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). OMH is dedicated to protecting the privacy of our patients, and to fully implementing the Privacy and Information Security requirements as stated in the HIPAA regulations.
Notice of Privacy Practices
OMH’s Notice of Privacy Practices (NOPP) serves as an information and education guide for our patients regarding the handling of their medical records at OMH.
The NOPP lists specific examples where OMH may or may not release the private medical information of OMH patients. It also serves to educate OMH patients regarding their specific privacy rights under HIPAA regulations. You can view or download a copy of our Notice at the following link: OMH Notice of Privacy Practices.
HIPAA Privacy Officer
All issues related to the disclosure and use of patient health information should be directed to the OMH Privacy Officer, who can be reached at: (910) 577-2852.
OMH HIPAA Policies
- 184- Resolution of HIPAA Complaints
- 186- Use and Disclosure of PHI
- 1301- Disclosing the Minimum Necessary Amount of PHI
- 1302- Personal Representatives
- 1303- Disclosure of PHI to Providers, Friends and Family in Emergency Situations
- 1304- Authorization for Release of Health Information/Use of Corporate Authorization Form
- 1305- Patients Access to Their Own PHI
- 1306- Disclosure of PHI for Workers’ Compensation
- 1307- Disclosure of De-identified Information
- 1308- Disclosure of PHI for Healthcare Oversight Activities
- 1309- Disclosure Regarding Decedents
- 1310- Disclosure to Avert Serious Risk to Health or Safety
- 1311- Disclosure of PHI for Marketing
- 1312- Patient Right to Amend Their PHI
- 1313- Accounting of Disclosures of PHI
- 1314- Disclosure of Protected Health Information About Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Domestic Violence
- 1315- Disclosures of Protected Health Information for Law Enforcement Purposes
- 1316- Use and Disclosure of Patient Information “As Required By Law”