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.


July Updates:

July 1, 2020 – The CalOHII Communication –  July Edition is available.  This month’s communication is focused on COVID-19 related items and updates on CalOHII activities. Archived monthly communications can be found on the CalOHII Communications – Archive page.  In addition, a Questions/Answers document has been added to the State Health Information Guidance (SHIG) page.

June Updates:

June 15, 2020 – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance on how the HIPAA Privacy Rule permits covered health care providers to contact their patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to inform them about how they can donate their blood and plasma containing antibodies to help other patients with COVID-19 – information can be found on the Emergency Information Sharing 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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