The Compliance and Privacy Office promotes an organizational culture that encourages ethical conduct and behaviors that embody our Mission, Vision, and Values.

Program Scope

Our office has oversight over federal and state privacy laws and regulations including but not limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act, the Information Practices Act (IPA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

In addition, our office provides compliance awareness, training and support for all workforce members, providers, and entities that are responsible for: direct patient care services, clinical support services, or ensuring that members of the clinical enterprise carry out their responsibilities in a legal manner, consistent with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Organized Healthcare Arrangement(s)

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland participates in an Organized Healthcare Arrangement (OHCA) with UCSF Health. Within the OHCA, member organizations may share your health information for treatment, payment or operations related to the OHCA. For a listing of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland current OHCA participants, click here (https://ohcp.ucsf.edu/OHCA). 

Examples of Our Activities
  • Develop privacy policies, procedures, and guidelines for our workforce
  • Provide education on privacy laws, regulations, policies, and key compliance topics such as preventing fraud, waste, and abuse
  • Respond to privacy-related questions from patients and workforce members
  • Investigate potential privacy incidents
  • Monitor and evaluate the appropriateness of access to medical records 
  • Perform special projects to improve compliance in identified areas of risk