Questions Submitted by the Public, by Date Posted to the Website. Behavioral health care regulations and HIPAA


I have been told that many behavioral healthcare regulations are more stringent than those designated by HIPAA. Will those regulations supersede the others?


As a general rule, health care entities are required to follow all laws and regulations that apply to them. As a behavioral health care agency, your organization is required to follow both the HIPAA regulation and any regulation specifically designed for behavioral health care. Please consult your attorney for more specific advice