Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
Act of 1996, commonly known as HIPAA, include new rules that seek to improve
efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system. A portion of HIPAA,
referred to as the Privacy Rule, establishes a national standard for the
collection, maintenance, access, use and disclosure of individually identifiable
health information. Individually identifiable health information is considered
to be protected health information. In addition, there are several individual
rights that are defined in the Privacy Rule.
This Notice of Privacy
Practices reflects our commitment to protecting your individually identifiable
If you have questions or comments related to the
HIPAA Privacy Rule, the Notice of Privacy Practices includes the Davis Vision
Privacy Office contact information.
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