HIPAA Policy

Affinity Medical Group providers and their staff must ensure the confidentiality of member medical records and follow standards governing appropriate release of medical information in accordance with California Civil Code 56.10(a)-(c) and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 (P.L.104-191).

Under most circumstances, the member’s medical record may only be released if a signed consent is obtained from the member, parent or legal guardian, or the person legally responsible for making medical decisions for the member, even if the release is made to health plans, legal entities, arbitrators, licensing agency staff, government or administrative agency staff, etc., when needed in the performance of their job activities.