DPH Privacy Statement

The Division complies with North Carolina General Statutes and Administrative Rules mandating that all individual health information in its possession is confidential. In addition, the Division ensures compliance with HIPAA privacy requirements by developing and implementing privacy policies that specify the Division’s methods for protecting the privacy of individually identifiable health information. The Division of Public Health continues to comply with North Carolina statutes, which preempt HIPAA when state statutes are more stringent than HIPAA.

The Division continues to adhere to all federal and state laws and regulations and program-specific requirements with respect to protecting the privacy of health information while fulfilling its Public Health mission. In addition, and as part of its ongoing compliance, the Division follows DHHS NC DHHS department-level HIPAA policies, procedures, and practices, as applicable.


Last Modified: June 23, 2021