California Health and Human Services

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.


COVID-19 Disaster Response and Information Sharing During Emergency

CalOHII’s guidance and other information can be found on the Emergency Information Sharing page.



August 11, 2020 – Compliance Review tools were updated to reflect the latest version of SHIPM – the specific tools updated are: Compliance Review Artifact Request List, Compliance Review Tool and updated checklists for Business Associate Agreement, Business Associate Oversight, Facility Security Plan, Individuals Right to Access Health Information and Risk Assessment.  Updated tools can be found on the Compliance Review page.

August 3, 2020 – The CalOHII Communication –  August Edition is available.  This month’s communication is focused on updates on CalOHII activities and Federal Health and Human Services updates. Archived monthly communications can be found on the CalOHII Communications – Archive page.  

June 1, 2020 – CalOHII has completed the annual review of the Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) – the 2020 version is now available.  For more details on the changes made to SHIPM, refer to the SHIPM Change Log.

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