Your claim is confidential
The information you share with CalVCB is strictly confidential. This includes medical information. CalVCB only shares your information with your written permission. The exception is when the law requires the information. This confidentiality applies to all material in your file.
The information release you sign lets us share information with certain groups. These include:
- Government agencies
- Medical providers
- Dental providers
- Mental health providers
- Funeral services
CalVCB may share information with those groups to determine your eligibility for compensation. We may get information from any person or agency. This includes providers and insurance companies.
CalVCB shares general information with the public about its activities, including summary data. Examples are the information in the Annual Report or posted on the CalVCB website. This will not include any identifying information.
CalVCB and HIPAA
California law gives CalVCB the authority to ask for and get patient information. There are HIPAA rules that stop providers from sharing patient information. These rules do not apply to CalVCB.
For questions about CalVCB and HIPAA, email firstname.lastname@example.org.