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DHHS Acceptable Use - IT Resources Warning

DHHS recognizes and enforces the State of North Carolina Acceptable Use Policy for the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health's CELR application as published by the State of North Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services: Acceptable Use for DHHS Resources

DHHS and State IT resources are the property of DHHS and the State of North Carolina and are provided for the specific and express purpose of performing state business. Acceptable use of DHHS IT resources and the DHHS network is limited to activity directly related to performing state business. Use of IT resources for any purpose other than to carry out state business will be considered a violation of DHHS policy.

Federal - IRS/SSA Acceptable Use Warning

Unauthorized access, use, misuse, or modification of this computer system or of the data contained herein or in transit to/from this system constitutes a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1030, and may subject the individual to Criminal and Civil penalties pursuant to Title 26, United States Code, Sections 7213(a), 7213A (the Taxpayer Browsing Protection Act), and 7431. This system and equipment are subject to monitoring to ensure proper performance of applicable security features or procedures. Such monitoring may result in the acquisition, recording and analysis of all data being communicated, transmitted, processed or stored in this system by a user. If monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to Law Enforcement Personnel.

Any unauthorized access to this system is prohibited and is subject to criminal and civil penalties under Federal Laws including but not limited to Public Laws 83-703 and 99-474.

HIPAA Privacy Regulations

The privacy rule establishes accountability and responsibility for the use or disclosure of any protected health information (PHI) for the purposes of treatment, payment or health care operations. This includes all medical records and health information used or disclosed in any form, whether electronic, written or oral.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule (45 CFR 164.502 and .508) as well as the Federal Social Security Act 1902(a)27, 45 CFR 431.107, and the N.C. Medicaid provider enrollment agreements all allow providers to share information with the Division of Medical Assistance or its agents without additional patient authorization. This includes information needed for payment of claims as well as additional information that may be requested for audits, investigations, and civil, criminal or administrative proceedings.

The privacy rule does require the disclosure must be limited to the minimum amount of information that is necessary to accomplish the intended purpose. The complete medical record should not be sent to the Division of Medical Assistance or its agents unless it is specifically requested.

Failure to abide by these and all other applicable federal HIPPA laws could lead to serious disciplinary sanctions, which may include fines and civil or criminal prosecution.