As a client of Orange County Mental Health Clinics you have a right to privacy and to review information we keep in your file. Under of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act you have the right to:
Be told why the information we request is needed. Be told how the information will be used
Be shown all information about yourself
Be told of the consequences of refusing to supply the requested information
Contest the accuracy of information in your file
No information will be released to persons or agencies outside of Orange County Mental Health Clinics without your written permission except where required by law or court order.
As a client you have responsibilities as well as rights. You can help yourself by being responsible in the following ways: