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Privacy and Civil Liberties

The DHA Privacy and Civil Liberties Office is responsible for safeguarding Military Health System (MHS) individuals and information by administering compliance programs. In this section of the site, you can find information about several important programs and functions, including:

Protection of personally identifiable and protected health information (PII/PHI) serves eligible beneficiaries, human research subjects, and the DHA workforce.

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PGI 224.1-90: Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), and Federal Information Requirements

Policy

This PGI provides standard language that shall be included in all purchased and non-purchased care solicitations and contracts where the contractor’s performance involves access to PII/PHI (unless those solicitations and contracts incorporate the TRICARE Manuals in their entirety, in which case this PGI does not apply).

DHA Standard Contract Language

Policy

This Section addresses the Contractor’s requirements under The Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act), The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and The Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as set forth in applicable statutes, implementing regulations and DoD issuances.

DoD Instruction 8580.02: Security of Individually Identifiable Health Information in DoD Health Care Programs

Policy

This instruction establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for security of individually identifiable health information created, received, maintained, or transmitted in electronic form (referred to in this instruction as “electronic protected health information (ePHI)”).

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