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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA")

The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (“Privacy Rule”) establishes, for the first time, a set of national standards for the protection of certain health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the requirement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”). 1 The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “Protected Health Information (PHI)” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule — called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals' privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used.

List of Services Provided

  • Filing complaints if you feel your HIPAA Privacy rights have been violated
  • Notifying you when we believe a HIPAA violation has occurred containing your information
  • Conducting investigations into HIPAA complaints or identified violations
  • Receiving patient requests for amendments/changes to medical record
  • Receiving requests for an accounting of disclosures
  • Receiving requests for alternative forms of communication
  • Receiving requests for an audit of access to your electronic medical record
  • Receiving requests for restrictions to your medical record
  • Performing HIPAA audits of TAMC and its electronic medical record

How do I make an appointment

Call or email the HIPAA Compliance Officer at (808) 433-2237

Hours of Operations

Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Forms

Patient Complaint
fax copy of complaint form to (808) 433-4678

Resources

For a copy of the DHA Notice of Privacy Practices in several different languages 
health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Privacy-and-Civil-Liberties/HIPAA-Compliance-within-the-MHS/Notice-of-Privacy-Practices

Tripler Army Medical Center HIPAA Regulation 40-178

Contact Us

Tripler Central Appointment Line

(888) 683-2778 (888-MTF-APPT)

Nurse Advice Line

1-800-TRICARE, option #1

HIPAA Office

Phone Number: (808) 433-2237
Fax Number: (808) 433-4678

Location

Mountainside 4G-717

 
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.