The American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
(HIPAA) is a set of rules to be followed by health plans, doctors, hospitals
and other health care providers. HIPAA took effect on April 14, 2003.
Some provisions of the HIPAA involve patient / hospital interaction. For
example, patients must be able access their record and correct errors and
must be informed of how their personal information will be used. Other provisions
involve confidentiality of patient information and documentation of privacy
Your Privacy -
The Oak Creek Fire Department has published its' Notice of Privacy Practices.
This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and
disclosed and how you can get access to this information.
The Oak Creek Fire Department is concerned about your privacy; the department
and CPR Inc. (our billing agent) will only use your personal health information
to obtain accurate payment for services rendered.