HIPAA

Resident Privacy Information

AssistCare Communities of Amador County is strongly committed to protecting your health information. Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes how we may use and disclose your protected health information to carry out treatment, payment or health care operations and for other purposes that are permitted or required by law. It also describes your rights to access and control your protected health information. Protected health information is information about you that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services.

HIPAA and What it Means to You:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) became a federal law in 1996. HIPAA is complex and has many components. Two major areas addressed by HIPAA include:

  1. Privacy. It provides rules regarding how your health information may be used and disclosed.
  2. Security. It requires specific security measures to protect health information that is sent or stored electronically.