MAVIS M. ALAIMALO, PSYD, CSAC, LTD
98-084 Kamehameha Highway, Suite #301B
Tel: (808) 486-4900 – Fax: (808) 486-4901
WHAT IS HIPAA?
HIPPA is the acronym for the new federal Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
established by the US Department of Health and Human Services. These new federal rules govern your privacy and the security of your personal medical information. With the increasing reliance upon computers in the health care industry, it became necessary to create privacy standards to help keep health claims and other transactions secure and confidential while being processed.
Under HIPAA, you will have more control over your personal medical records and how this information is released and used. All health providers are now required to establish procedures to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your health information.
Protecting the confidentiality of my patient’s personal health information is of utmost importance to me. I never have, nor will I ever, disclose any of your personal information without your expressed consent or as otherwise provided by the law. The new HIPAA regulations are designed to help use further protect your privacy.
I take these new standards very seriously and want to ensure that you are fully aware of them. That is why I offer you this copy of my Notice of Privacy Practices
. Please sign the following page acknowledging that you have reviewed it. A copy of our HIPPA policies is provided upon request.
If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
~Mavis M. Alaimalo, PsyD., CSAC