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Protected Health Information (HIPAA)
Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HIPAA Privacy and the Individual's Power to Exercise Their Rights. Click here for access to privacy right request and complaint forms.
Before Department staff can release protected health information to anyone not involved in treatment, payment or health care operations, a completed copy of the MDCH-1183, Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information, must be on file with the Department.
MDHHS Privacy Notice document and additional information about MDHHS privacy practices.
In order to reduce confusion about when an individual’s consent is necessary to share health information, resources were created to help clinicians, providers, payers, and others navigate the laws surrounding health information.