Implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 at CarolinaEast Health System
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) has resulted in many significant changes in how medical providers and insurance companies handle your personal health information. Most importantly, HIPAA provides guidelines and regulations to protect your privacy. At CarolinaEast Health System, we have always strived to maintain and respect your patient confidentiality. With the implementation of HIPAA, you can now feel comfortable that all of your healthcare providers and insurance companies are doing the same.
Follow the links below to learn more about HIPAA at CarolinaEast Health System. We have provided a copy of our Notice of Privacy Practices which details how we will use and who we will release your personal health information to and why.
The Authorization for Use/Disclosure (Release) of Protected Information form can be printed, completed and returned to CarolinaEast Health System should you need to authorize another individual to have access to your personal health information. Once you have printed and completed this form, please mail it (do not fax or e-mail) to:
Health Information Services
Release of Information
CarolinaEast Health System
P.O. Box 12157
New Bern, NC 28561
If you have any questions about completing this form, please call (252) 633-8770 or (252) 633-8217.