HIPAA Readiness
 

Reno/Carson City
(775) 785-2365

N. Las Vegas
(702) 643-7667

Las Vegas
(702) 331-8202

The widespread rise in identity theft and unauthorized release of sensitive personal information has resulted in numerous federal legislative acts that strive to minimize this phenomenon. Some of these acts include:

Puliz Records Management is prepared, as a business associate, to provide our services to clients in compliance with the privacy standards established by these acts. It remains the responsibility of every covered entity doing business with Puliz Records Management to determine to its own satisfaction, using its own legal advisors, that Puliz Records Management meets all of the applicable
requirements.

Puliz Records Management agrees to comply with our client’s records retention policy and agrees to provide mechanisms for putting holds on destructions as mandated by certain events like litigation and mergers and acquisitions. Further, Puliz has a policy that no business records are destroyed without written approval from authorized representatives of the organization that has contracted our services.

Our employees are trained regarding a client’s customized policies and procedures, and will receive periodic refresher sessions to insure that we remain sensitive to the protected and confidential nature of information with which we come into contact in the course of providing our services.

Puliz Records Management has always recognized the trust our clients have placed in us regarding the services that we provide. We pledge to continue to earn that trust.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996

HIPAA in part ensures healthcare organizations in the United States will be responsible for Protected Health Information and the secure storage and disposal of that information.
External Link - http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)

FACTA states in part that organizations that possess or maintain “consumer information” for business purposes to properly dispose of it by taking easonable precaution to protect against unauthorized disclosure. This includes consumer information in any format including electronic records.
External Link -
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fcrajump.htm

Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB)

GLB requires banking and financial institutions across the United States to describe how they will protect the confidentiality and security of consumer information.
External Link -
http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html>

Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996

EEA is a very powerful law which helps with the enforcement of properly handling information. This law is the first federal law that defines and severely punishes misappropriation and theft of trade secrets.
External Link -
http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/eea.html

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) of 2002

SOX in part prohibits specified behavior regarding insider trades, loans to officers and directors, disclosure of information and improper influence on audits.
External Link -
http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2003-89a.htm

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