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Health & Hospital Section


The Health and Hospital Section provides legal research and advice to the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVHHS).  SCVHHS consists of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and clinics (a 574-bed tertiary safety net hospital with a Level I trauma center), the Santa Clara County Department of Behavioral Health (which provides both mental health and drug and alcohol addiction treatment and services), the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, the Santa Clara County Custody Health Department, and Valley Health Plan (a county-run health insurance plan).   The attorneys in this section advise the Health & Hospital System on all legal issues, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act, compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and other laws governing the confidentiality of patient health information, compliance with laws, regulations and accreditation requirements that impact the SCVHHS entities, policy initiatives adopted by the Board of Supervisors, and legislative matters, and assist in the drafting of policies, contracts, ordinances and resolutions.


Last updated: 2/22/2018 1:35 PM