DMH Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 mandates significant changes in the legal and regulatory environments governing the provision of health benefits, the delivery and payments of health care services, and security and confidentiality of individually identifiable, protected health information. As required by HIPAA, County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (DMH) will distribute a Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) to each new and continuing client at his/her first visit on or after April 14, 2003. For your convenience, the Notice of Privacy Practices may be downloaded from here.
Each client who is given a copy of the Notice of Privacy Practices will also be asked to sign the “Acknowledgement of Receipt” of such notice. For more information about HIPAA, please refer to our Notice of Privacy Practices or to the United States Department of Health & Human Services HIPAA web site at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/.
Notice of Privacy Practices
[English] Updated 9/20/13
HIPAA Complaint Forms
If you would like to make a HIPAA complaint in a language other than English you may call the Patients’ Rights Office (213) 738-4888 and a translation service will be used to assist you.