California Office of Health Information Integrity

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The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) is responsible for ensuring applicable California state departments are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other related state and federal laws.

CalOHII is a resource to all state departments on HIPAA to help them safeguard their constituents’ protected health information from unauthorized access or disclosures.

July 15, 2019 Update:

Compliance Review tools have been updated to reflect the 2019 Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) – the updated tools can be found on the Compliance Review page.

July 8, 2019 Update:

In response to Governor Newsom’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency on July 6th regarding the earthquakes in San Bernardino county – CalOHII provides information regarding release of Protected Health Information (PHI) during state or federal state of disaster or emergency. This information can be found on our Resources page under State Departments – refer to the Emergency Declaration question.

The CalOHII Communication – July Edition is available.  This month’s communication includes updates on CalOHII activities, updates from the federal Health and Human Services (HHS) and links to HIPAA-related articles/news.   Archived monthly communications can be found on the CalOHII Communications – Archive page.