HIPAA is Federal legislation that was made law by Congress in 1996. With all the advancements in electronic technology, Congress recognized the need for Federal privacy protections of individually identifiable health information and therefore has mandated privacy protections.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule, effective April 14, 2003, is aimed at safeguarding the privacy of our guests through increased accountability in the areas of privacy and security. The Privacy Rule establishes for the first time, a foundation for Federal protections for the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI). The HIPAA Security Rule, effective April 20, 2005, becomes more specific and calls for protection of PHI in electronic formats.

The Bridge Care Suites practices confidentiality and respect for guest privacy.  The Privacy and Security Rule will provide an even greater opportunity for The Bridge to monitor the safe keeping of our guests Protected Health Information (PHI). If you have any questions or comments regarding the Notice of Privacy Practices, please feel free to contact The Bridge Care Suites at 217-787-0000.

Review Our Notice of Privacy Practices