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Data Practices

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)   The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a Federal Law passed by Congress in 1996 to make the sharing and protecting of health data more consistent, efficient, and safe.  The Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services has a HIPAA Policy to assist departmental personnel in managing protected health information and responding to requests for data or information.  All requests must be made in person with a photo ID at Kandiyohi County health and Human Services, 2200 23rd Street Northeast, Suite 1080/1020, Willmar, MN  56201To request HIPAA data or information:  HIPAA Data Disclosure Request (pdf fillable)  To request Private, Confidential, nonpublic or protected non-public data:  Non-HIPAA Data Disclosure request (pdf fillable)

Kandiyohi County Data Practic
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  The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA) regulates the management of government data that is collected, created, received or released by a government entity. The MGDPA can be found in Chapter 13 of Minnesota Statutes. Kandiyohi County has developed Guidelines and Procedures to assist county personnel in managing county government data and responding to requests for data or information.