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Privacy & Security

Medical records and health information will be protected. The HIPAA Security Rule requires health care providers to implement certain physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to protect the privacy of your medical records so that they cannot be accidentally or illegally read, altered, shared or destroyed.

In addition to HIPAA state and federal laws offer increased protections for the confidentiality of records dealing with mental health and addiction treatment. The use of EHRs does nothing to alter this higher degree of confidentiality protection. Unlike a paper health record, a log is created every time an electronic record is accessed