The following excerpt is from information published and distributed by UCLA Health System:
THE UCLA HEALTH SYSTEMSELF-STUDY ORIENTATION GUIDE ANDSTAFF INFORMATION HANDBOOKJANUARY 2010
Every patient has a right to privacy and it is every employee’s responsibility to protect that confidentiality. This means keeping information about patients and their health care private. Both federal law (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or “HIPAA”) and California state law require the protection of all Patient Identifiable Health Information, including all identifiers, images and other information which could be used to determine the identity of a patient. The privacy laws apply to all forms of patient ...