STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

On August 14, 2002, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published final regulations for Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (the Privacy Rule). The Rule was established to provide national standards for the protection and privacy of protected health information (PHI).

The purpose of this document is the establishment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Policies and Procedures for employees of the City of Big Bear Lake (“City”). This Administrative Regulation will be effective April 14, 2004. This document provides a comprehensive outline of what the City employees’ responsibilities will be to be in compliance with Federal and State HIPAA Privacy Regulations.

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

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