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HIPAA Compliance Notice

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) signed into federal law in 1996 and as amended from time-to-time, establishes national standards safeguarding patient rights to privacy. HIPAA sets forth the scope and limits of the circumstances under which personal healthcare information may be used, specifying when and with whom protected healthcare information is permitted to be transacted, and under what conditions, levels of code uniformity, and security standards. It provides patients with expanded access to their personal medical records, while improving protection and restricting the ways in which their medical and related financial records can be used by third parties.

The law applies to all providers of healthcare services. Banyan Health Systems respects the privacy and security of legally-protected health information, and understands the importance of keeping this information confidential and secure. As providers of behavioral and primary care health and pharmacy services, Banyan Health Systems and its founders and affiliates are committed to the highest standards of effective and ethical standards of care for all of our consumers, and to compliance with patient rights as set forth in HIPAA. We provide initial and annual training on applicable HIPPA regulations for all personnel in our system and perform annual risk assessments, conducting investigations when warranted by circumstance.

If you would like to learn more about patient health information, patient rights under HIPAA, and how we use and protect health information, please Contact Us.