JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF SAN DIEGO
NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Effective September 1, 2016
It is the policy of Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) to maintain the privacy and security of protected information our clients, volunteers and employees entrust to us. Specifically, JFS is aware of and abides by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) and their implementing regulations, other federal and state laws intended to protect privacy, and the contractual privacy and security requirements that apply to us.
Under HIPAA, JFS must take steps to protect the privacy of your “protected health information” (PHI). PHI includes information that we have created or received regarding your health or payment for health care services. It includes both your health/mental health records and related personal information such as your name, social security number, address, and phone number. We are also required to:
- Provide you with this Notice of Privacy Practices (which may be amended from time to time), and
- Follow the practices and procedures in the Notice.
Please note that while not all of JFS’s services involve the collection and use of protected health information as defined by HIPAA (including mental health information), we always strive to maintain strict confidentiality of your personal information whether or not the information may be considered protected health information under HIPAA rules.
Please acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of this Notice by signing the acknowledgment below. Return the signed acknowledgement to the front desk or your service provider at JFS.
If you have any questions about this Notice please contact your JFS service provider, or JFS’s HIPAA Privacy Officer, at Jewish Family Service, 8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123; (858) 637-3000.