Office of Legal Services
Office of Legal Services (OLS) partners with its clients to provide creative and
effective legal solutions to support, protect, and advance the health and
well-being of all Californians.
OLS provides in-house legal analysis, advice, and representation to the Director of the California Department of Public Health. It is also responsible for the enforcement of privacy requirements for the Department, and for compliance with requirements for the adoption of regulations.
The primary responsibility of the Privacy Office is to oversee and ensure the Department's implementation of and compliance with California and federal privacy laws, including the California Information Practices Act (IPA) and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy regulations.
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