We care about your privacy. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has a responsibility to protect the health information of Colorado citizens. We collect specific personal health information from individuals in the community and put that information together to measure the public's overall health and well-being. All medical information is safeguarded and held in strict confidence.
Our Privacy Office:
- Ensures department compliance with the federal medical privacy law (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, HIPAA), state statutes and Board of Health regulations.
- Provides mandatory staff training in privacy and security.
- Informs personnel about privacy and security safeguards.
- Implements privacy and security policies and procedures.