The Trust, member school entities and the Intermediate Unit undertook a
massive effort to comply with the Privacy Rules of HIPAA (Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). The federal Privacy Rule was
enacted to protect health information of individuals. The Trust and its
members took the steps necessary to comply by April 14, 2003.
The Trust appointed the Trust Manager as the HIPAA Privacy Official and
the Trust Secretary as the HIPAA Contact Person. As a result of HIPAA,
there is greater attention to safeguarding health information. The procedures
and practices for the handling of health information have been made more secure
at all levels, from the Trust Office at the Intermediate Unit to the office of
each Trust Member.
If you have questions about HIPAA and how it affects your health information,
contact the Trust Office by using the Contact Us link at right or by phone at
View/Download - Full HIPAA Privacy Notice