This policy describes the general principles of Perham Health’s protections for privacy of health care information, and it implements the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). It is Perham Health’s policy to protect privacy of medical records and other personal health information of its patients without jeopardizing patients’ access to health care or the quality of their health care.
This policy applies to Perham Health and Perham Living. It applies to all individually identifiable health care information, whether oral, written or electronic. It applies to all activities involving the use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI), even if Perham Health has contracted with other businesses or individuals to perform some of those functions.