Patient Privacy

The privacy provisions of the federal law, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), apply to health information created or maintained by health care providers who engage in certain electronic transactions, health plans, and health care clearinghouses. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the regulation, “Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information,” applicable to entities covered by HIPAA, and detailed below.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the Departmental component responsible for implementing and enforcing the privacy regulation.

To view Clifton-Fine Hospital’s Privacy Policy, click here (PDF).

Additionally, for the privacy of our patients, residents and staff – we ask that you do not take photos or video of other patients or residents, or of staff, without their prior permission.

Questions about Clifton-Fine Hospital’s privacy policy may be directed to:

Compliance Officer
Clifton-Fine Hospital
1014 Oswegatchie Trail
Star Lake, NY 13690