HIPAA Program Management Office

The HIPAA Program Management Office (PMO) is a division of the Audit Department responsible for overseeing HIPAA compliance at Clark County.   The HIPAA PMO investigates all compliance complaints and performs periodic reviews of covered areas.  Quarterly reports are made to the HIPAA Executive Steering Committee, made up of two individuals from UMC and three individuals from County departments.  

HIPAA covers County departments that conduct certain types of electronic transactions and departments that support those departments.  Current departments affected by HIPAA include:

  • UMC
  • Fire
  • Social Services
  • Risk Management
  • Audit
  • Information Technology
  • County Manager's Office
  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Civil DA
  • Finance (Purchasing and Comptroller) 

HIPAA does not cover employer functions like sick leave, FMLA, or Worker's Comp.   If you have any questions about how HIPAA does or does not apply to your situation, or to make a complaint, please call the Privacy Officer, Cynthia Birney, at (702) 455-3269.  Callers may remain anonymous if they choose.

Following are documents regarding the County's HIPAA compliance program:

For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact:

Privacy Officer

Cynthia Birney
PO Box 551120
Las Vegas, NV 89155-1120
(702) 455-3269


Security Officer

Michael Smith
PO Box 1761
Las Vegas, NV  89155
(702) 455-0029