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Sample HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Statement

HIPAA Law Requires You to Give a Privacy Practices Statement to all Patients

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HIPAA is an acronym for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.” HIPAA was enacted to ensure the privacy and confidential handling of medical information for all patients in the U.S. It applies to all medical and mental health service providers.

HIPAA laws can be complicated but absolutely must be adhered to. HIPAA requires that all persons you collect medical information from either directly or indirectly (such as by filling a prescription) be notified of their rights to privacy and receive a “Notice of Privacy Practices” which is sometimes also called “Notice of Information Practices.”

The statement must tell your patient clients what you do with their information and it either must be signed by the patient, or the patient must sign on a HIPAA consent form that they have received a copy of your privacy practices prior to signing a HIPAA consent form.

See Sample HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

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