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400.69 HIPAA Non-Discrimination

Members exercising any of their rights under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will not be intimidated, threatened, coerced, discriminated against, or have other retaliatory action taken against them. These rights include:

  • The right to complain to the Department of Health and Human Services if they feel that their privacy rights have been violated.
  • The right to testify in an investigation, compliance review or other hearing.
  • The right to oppose any practice of the health plan that the individual feels is in violation of HIPAA regulations.

Individuals will not be required to waive their HIPAA rights as a condition of enrollment or eligibility for benefits.

Violation of these policies can carry serious consequences for the health plan. Disciplinary actions for anyone violating this policy may include suspension without pay or termination.

Approved:
June 21, 2010

Reviewed:
March 23, 2015
November 16, 2020

Revised:
March 23, 2015