California Office of Health Information Integrity

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The California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) has responsibility to provide oversight and assistance to California State Departments and ensure they are in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other related state and federal laws.

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


In response to Governor Brown’s Presidential Major Disaster Declaration (approved by the White House on November 12, 2018) regarding fires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties – CalOHII provides the following information regarding release of Protected Health Information (PHI) during state or federal state of disaster of emergency.

For additional information – refer to the following links:

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding whether provisions of HIPAA may be “suspended” during a severe disaster 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) regarding Part 2 


Other Information

Use the following links if: