The California Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) Privacy Office is within DHCS’ Office of HIPAA Compliance (OHC). The OHC Privacy Office team works collaboratively with DHCS business associates, counties and other state agencies to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The Privacy Office investigates privacy breaches and complaints involving unauthorized access or disclosure of PHI, PII and confidential information of Medi-Cal members.
The Privacy Office also conducts:
- Privacy Breach/Incident Investigations
- Privacy Training
- Privacy Compliance Audits