Annotation: This Memo of Understanding (MOU) describes an Interagency Agreement effective in 2004 between the Colorado Departments of Health Care Policy and Financing and of Public Health and the Environment regarding the sharing of protected health information as per HIPAA Privacy Rules. Provisions of the agreement include obligations of the parties regarding permitted uses and disclosures; safeguards; reporting; access to protected information; amendments; accounting rights; minimum necessary access; data ownership; retention of protected information; audits, inspection, and enforcement; and safeguards. Additional provisions include termination clauses, no waiver of immunity, defense, disclaimer, certification, amendment, assistance in litigation or administration proceedings, no third party beneficiaries, interpretation, survival of certain terms, representatives and notice, and availability of funds. The attachment sets forth additional terms in uses, disclosures, subcontractors, receipts, and restrictions on use of data.
Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Document Number: CO.2.2.
Keywords: Colorado, Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, State MCH programs, State agencies