Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) Documents

CalOHII developed the Statewide Health Information Policy Manual (SHIPM) to provide State Departments with a resource that:

  • Provides guidance on how to protect patient privacy while promoting coordinated care,
  • Promotes uniform interpretation and application of health information laws including those relating to security, patients’ rights, and transactions and code sets, and
  • Helps state entities avoid fines and sanctions resulting from unauthorized disclosures of health information.

The SHIPM is a living document and will be updated with changes to state or federal law.

How to Navigate the SHIPM Document in Adobe Acrobat or Free Adobe Reader (DOC)

Questions or comments about the SHIPM can be sent