The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that regulates most employer group health plans, health insurance companies, and health care providers. Plano ISD as a non-federal governmental plan is exempt from this law. However, our Plan is voluntarily compliant with certain aspects of HIPAA.
Notice of HIPAA Exemption - for 9/1/2016-8/31/2017
In April 2001, the first-ever federal privacy standards
to protect patients' medical records and other health information
were finalized. These privacy regulations are part of HIPAA, and
provide patients with access to their medical records and more
control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed.
Covered entities may include doctors, hospitals, other health care
providers, and health plans, and most covered entities will become
compliant during 2003.
Modifications to the law have clarified many issues,
and are meant to ensure your continued access to quality health
care. As a patient, you will see the effect of this legislation
when you obtain medical care from a health care provider, or require
access to your personal medical records maintained by that provider.
The legislation still allows health care providers and health plans
to use and disclose information as needed in the course of providing
treatment, payment, or other health care operations. All of our
health plan's business associates are compliant with these regulations.
of Privacy Practices for Plano ISD Health Plans
explains the rights and responsibilities of each covered
person and of the Plan, and describes how medical information may
be used and disclosed. It is very important that every employee
review this notice.
If you have any questions or would like a paper
copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact our Privacy
Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More detailed information regarding the HIPAA Privacy
regulations is available through the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services.
This is merely a summary of HIPAA provisions
and is not intended to be all-inclusive.