Notice of privacy practices

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides privacy procedures for personal health information (PHI).

What is HIPAA?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), provides privacy protections for protected health information (PHI).

Climb Behavioral Solutions, LLC (CBS) follows HIPAA rules for Apple Health (Medicaid) and Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) programs and must provide privacy protections for personal and health information collected about members, applicants, state employees and retirees, even after death. This includes written, spoken, and electronic information.

Is there a form I need to sign to release my information?

Yes. If you want CBS to release your information to someone (a relative, friend, legislator, etc.), you must sign an authorization form. For information on when we might release information without your signed authorization, such as to a health care provider, see your notice of privacy practices.

Note: If you are a retiree receiving benefits from the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS), the PEBB Program may share your information with DRS to better serve you.

Where can I find more information?

Washington State Laws: Uniform Health Care Information Act (70.02) 

Patient Bill of Rights/GLB Privacy rules newrules/2000-08103.pdf 

Governor’s Executive Order

Internet Privacy policy language

This HIPAA privacy policy is effective as of 9 August 2020.