These notices of HIPAA Privacy Practices which are found below for
persons served and for employee health plans are part of a
compliance requirement for the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996, the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
The HIPAA Privacy Rule creates national standards to protect
individuals' personal health information and gives individuals
increased access to their medical records/health information. As
required by HIPAA, the Privacy Rule covers health plans, health care
clearinghouses, and those health care providers who conduct certain
financial and administrative transactions electronically. "Health
care provider" is further defined "as a provider of medical or
health services for the purposes of Medicaid and any other person or
organization who furnishes, bills or is paid for health care in the
normal course of business." Examples of health care providers are;
physician offices, public health authorities, life insurers, billing
agencies, information systems vendors, service organizations and
Being a service organization that provides services and bills
Medicaid for these services, DSNWK is considered a "health care
provider". As a health care provider under the HIPAA Privacy Rule,
DSNWK is required to have policies and procedures in place to
address how we will handle your health information, identify what
information is protected as health information, determine how and to
whom DSNWK can use and disclose your health information, what your
rights are regarding your health information, etc.
Notice of Privacy Practices for Persons Served
Website Privacy Policies
You can visit DSNWK.org without revealing who you are or any information about yourself. There are times, however, when Developmental
Services may need information from you. You may choose to give personal information, such as your name and address or e-mail id that may
be needed, for example, to correspond with you.
This Web site contains links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.