The Family Service Center staff values our relationship with our clients. We understand that medical information about health is personal, and we are committed to protecting that health information.
New federal legislation—the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), codifies the way healthcare providers use, disclose, and protect clients health information. HIPAA is intended to safeguard confidential patient information, standardize electronic transactions, and simplify administrative tasks. Under this law, we are required to inform our clients of our privacy practices, our legal duties, and our clients rights concerning their health information.