This notice describes the privacy practices of Ulster County and the privacy rights of the persons we serve. It will describe how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule DOES NOT CHANGE the way you get services from Ulster County or the privacy rights you have always had under other federal and state laws.The Privacy Rule adds some details about how you can exercise your rights. This notice is effective as of September 23, 2013. PLEASE REVIEW THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.