California Office of Health Information Integrity
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.
The CalOHII Communication – December 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.
During the 2019 Legislative session several bills were signed that impact state entities covered by HIPAA beginning January 1, 2020. CalOHII will make updates to SHIPM in the next revision published in June 2020 – refer to the Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) page for more information.