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Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) Documents

CalOHII developed the Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) to provide State Departments with a resource that:  

  • Provides guidance on how to protect patient privacy while promoting coordinated care,
  • Promotes uniform interpretation and application of health information laws including those relating to security, patients' rights, and transactions and code sets, and
  • Helps state entities avoid fines and sanctions resulting from unauthorized disclosures of health information.


 The SHIPM is a living document and will be updated with changes to state or federal law.

November 1, 2017, a new tool has been created by CalOHII – Oversight of BAs – Gidance and Checklist -  to assist Departments with the oversight of their Business Associates.  This document provides an analysis of applicable Federal and State laws/regulations as well as items to consider for developing an oversight program.  SHIPM policy 4.4.2 Oversight of Business Associates will be updated to include this document as an attachment and published with the next revision to be published in June 2018.

How to Navigate the SHIPM Document in Adobe Acrobat or Free Adobe Reader (DOC)


Questions or comments about the SHIPM can be sent to