California Health and Human Services

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2020 HIPAA Entity Status Assessment

CalOHII has statutory authority to ensure State Departments are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations (45 C.F.R. §§ 160 – 164.534).  This responsibility includes the periodic reevaluation of State departments to determine if they are covered entities, business associates, hybrid entities, trading partners, impacted by data content, or health oversight agencies as defined by HIPAA.

The first statewide assessment of state programs and departments was performed in 2001, with subsequent assessments performed in later years. Because of changes in federal and state law, as well as possible business process changes within departments, state entities may be affected by HIPAA differently than before. CalOHll assesses all State entities every few years in order to provide assistance in meeting the requirements imposed by HIPAA.

CalOHII received and reviewed responses from over 300 state entities.  The final results of the 2020 HIPAA Entity Assessment are below:

2020 HIPAA Entity Assessment – Final Results XLS version for ADA compliance (March 18, 2020)

2020 HIPAA Entity Assessment – Final Results PDF version (March 18, 2020)

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