Office of HIPAA Compliance: Information Protection Unit
The Office of HIPAA Compliance (OHC) is the Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) office responsible for implementing the regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. OHC is responsible for the project management, coordination and, in most cases, performance of Department HIPAA compliance activities through partnerships with DHCS program areas, Enterprise Innovation Technology Services (EITS), and Medi-Cal fiscal intermediaries.
OHC’s Information Protection Unit (IPU) and the Office of Legal Services’ Privacy Office work collaboratively with DHCS business associates, counties, and other state agencies to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and investigate privacy breaches and complaints involving unauthorized access or disclosure of PHI, PII, and the confidential information of members.
For more information or to report an actual or suspected breach, please contact:
Privacy Office Hotline/ Office of HIPAA Compliance (OHC)
Phone: (916) 445-4646
Toll-free Number: (866) 866-0602