Privacy Notices

HIPAA requires the Department to provide notices to its customers regarding the uses and disclosures of protected health information that may be made by the Department, the customer's rights, and the legal duties of the Department.

The Department's health plans (Medicaid and hawk-i) and providers (facilities) have developed notices to meet these requirements. These notices have been mailed or given to current customers and will be provided to new customers at application. The notices are also available by clicking on the applicable link below in both English and Spanish translations.

It is important to note that the Department will not release our customer's health information any differently than it currently does. In fact, HIPAA does create some additional restrictions on how health information can be used. Existing state and federal laws are as restrictive regarding the release of information as HIPAA.

It is also important to note that no action is required of the Department's customers by these notices. The notices are intended to provide information about customer's new rights. Customers should review these notices and contact the persons listed in the notices with any questions or to exercise their rights.
  

Medicaid:    
Comm 209 Information About Your Privacy Rights

Comm 209(S)

 

Informaciobre de Sus Derechos de Privacidad

 

hawk-i:  
Comm 208 Information About Your Privacy Rights

Comm 208(S)

 

Informaciobre de Sus Derechos de Privacidad

 

Facilities:   
Comm 210 Privacy Notice - Independence Mental Health Institute
Comm 210(S) Aviso de Privacidad - Independence Mental Health Institute
Comm 211 Notice of Privacy Practices - Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute
Comm 211(S) Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad - Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute
Comm 212 Notice of Privacy Practices - Cherokee Mental Health Institute
Comm 212(S) Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad - Cherokee Mental Health Institute
Comm 213 Notice of Privacy Practices - Clarinda Mental Health Institute
Comm 213(S) Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad - Clarinda Mental Health Institute
Comm 214 Notice of Privacy Practices - Glenwood Resource Center
Comm 214(S) Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad" - Glenwood Resource Center
Comm 215 Notice of Privacy Practices" - Woodward Resource Center
Comm 215(S) Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad" - Woodward Resource Center