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HIPAA Privacy Rule and Compliance

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is located at 45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164. The Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals medical records and other personal health information. The Privacy Rule applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers that conduct health care transactions electronically.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information, and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures that may be made of such information without patient authorization.

The Privacy Rule also gives patients rights over their health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, and to request corrections.

The following HIPAA forms are associated with the Privacy Rule:

Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) Form

Request for Access to Protected Health Information (PHI) Form

Request for Restriction of Patient Health Care Information Form

Request for Accounting Disclosures Form

Authorization for Use or Disclosure Form

Privacy Complaint Form