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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)
HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Administrative Simplification provisions of HIPAA required the Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addresses the security and privacy of health data. Adopting these standards will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system. The document below describes Williamson County & Cities Health District's policies in regard to HIPAA. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Click on the link to view the PDF document. If you do have problems viewing the document you may need to download Acrobat Reader.