What are the HIPAA Privacy Laws?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, is a federal statute that helps protect the privacy of your health information and gives you control over how your health information is used and shared. Under HIPAA, healthcare professionals and providers (like physicians and health insurers) are required to uphold nationally-recognized standards and follow specific regulations that safeguard your medical privacy.

As a patient you have certain rights under HIPAA, such as the right to ask your provider how they will use and disclose your health information and the right to request all copies of medical information.

If you are concerned about your medical privacy or would like to learn more about your rights under HIPAA click here.

Additionally, the following resources provide more comprehensive information on your rights as a consumer: