The Policies section contains important information about Association for Multicultural Behavioral Health (AMBH) professional services and business policies. It also contains summary information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a federal law that provides privacy protections and patient rights about the use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information (PHI) for the purposes of treatment, payment, and health care operations. Although these documents are long and complex, it is very important that you understand them. You will be asked to sign these documents during your initial session. When you sign these documents, it will also represent an agreement between you and AMBH. You can discuss any questions you have related to these documents with your therapist when you sign them or at any time in the future.