HIPAA Information

Your Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Murrieta Fire and Rescue maintains the privacy of certain confidential health care information known as PHI.  We are required by law to protect your health care information and to provide you with the attached Notice of Privacy Practices. 

This notice describes our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to your PHI.  It outlines our privacy practices and your legal rights.  In addition, this notice informs you of how Murrieta Fire and Rescue can disclose your PHI and how you can access a copy of your PHI. Murrieta Fire and Rescue is committed to protecting your privacy and follows strict policies of confidentiality at all times.

  1. Uses & Disclosures of PHI
  2. Without Authorization
  3. Patient Rights
  4. Revisions to the Notice

Murrieta Fire and Rescue may use PHI for the purpose of treatment, payment and health care operations, in most cases without your written permission.


This includes obtaining verbal and written information about your medical condition and treatment from you as well as others, including doctors and nurses who give orders to allow us to provide treatment to you. We may give your PHI to other health care providers involved in your treatment and may transfer your PHI via radio, telephone, or electronically to the hospital or dispatch center.


This includes any activities we must undertake in order to get reimbursed for the services we provide to you, including such things as submitting bills to insurance companies, making medical necessity determinations and collecting outstanding accounts. 

For Health Care Operations

This includes quality assurance activities, licensing and training programs to ensure that our personnel meet our standards of care and follow established policies and procedures, as well as certain management functions.