What is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.
HIPAA and Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program
HIPAA establishes policies and procedures for maintaining the privacy and the security of individually identifiable health information, confidentiality, etc.
As with all medical organizations in Ohio, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy follows all HIPAA rules to protect and keep medical marijuana patient information secure and confidential.
Learn more about HIPAA at the CDC website.
- Cited source: Ohio MMCP Website | https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/