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Know Your Rights


Understanding Some of HIPAA's Permitted Uses and Disclosures
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have worked collaboratively to develop a fact sheet on Communicating with a Patient's Family, Friends, or Others Involved in the Patient's Care. It provides examples of when protected health information can be exchanged under HIPAA, common questions, and a summary of relevant requirements.  You can view the fact sheet here


Click here to view the AHCCCS Knowing Your Rights HIPAA informational webpage!


Consumer Guide to Disclosure Rights: Making the Most of Your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits 

This document is useful in understanding Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage and Benefits and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. Click here to view the document! 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Consumer Guide to Disclosure Rights: Making the Most of your Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits. HHS Publication No. (SMA)16-4992, Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2016.  


AHCCCS Office of Human Rights

The purpose of the AHCCCS Office of Human Rights is to assist individuals impacted by Serious Mental Illnesses in understanding their rights and accessing available services. Click here for more information!