The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – more commonly known as HIPAA – was passed in 1996. It spells out a comprehensive set of regulations designed to give patients, including Assisted Living residents, greater control over the use and distribution of their Personal Health Information (PHI).
Where a resident’s PHI is to be used or disclosed for purposes other than treatment, payment or healthcare operations, Country Place Senior Living shall obtain a signed, written authorization from that individual or their legal representative. The only exception being if the disclosure or use of such information is permitted or required by law.
All employees of Country Place Senior Living adhere to this policy and our Administrators are responsible for enforcing it. HIPAA policy violations are not tolerated. They constitute grounds for disciplinary action up to, and including, termination of employment and criminal or professional sanctions in accordance with Country Place Senior Living’s medical information “Sanction Policy,” personnel rules and regulations.
If you have a question, or would like more information, about Country Place Senior Living’s HIPAA policy guidelines, please contact us:
Country Place Senior Living
Attention: Director of Operations
3131 McKinney Avenue, Ste. 475
Dallas, TX 75204
214.347.7140 / Office | 214.347.7142 / Fax