HIPAA Compliance Assistance: Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule

About the Course:

HIPAA Compliance Assistance is a summary of key elements of the Privacy Rule and NOT a complete or comprehensive guide to compliance.

Please note that this material is from 2003 and HIPAA was updated in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Please review these updates in the additional course material.

Publication Date:

May 2003


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about the HIPAA Privacy Rule. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain what information is protected by the Privacy Rule.

  2. Identify the permitted uses and disclosures of the Privacy Rule.

  3. Describe who is covered by the Privacy Rule.

  4. Describe potential ramifications of the HITECH Act upon HIPAA compliance.

Course Article

Significant Changes to HIPAA Effective March 26, 2013

This material is not required to answer the exam questions. This material is a summary of the major changes to HIPAA under the new Final Rule, which includes: Breach Notification Standard Lowered, Business Associates, Fundraising, Expanded Patient Rights, Increased Flexibility with PHI of Deceased Patients, and Civil Monetary Penalties.

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Course Number: 101284
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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