Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

As a provider of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and thus responsible for gathering, documenting and storing confidential patient information, the Gilroy Fire Department will abide by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) regulations with respect to patient information.

For more information, please review this brief (PDF) of a very complex and lengthy regulation that should help clarify provisions of these rules.